Peppers on the Point - Lake Rotorua
Travel Blogs from Rotorua
We spend the first half of the day getting from the north to Rotorua on a small propeller plane and then on an even smaller propeller plane. It's a glorious day for flying and I am convinced I can see all the way to the Southern Alps on the South Island from the cruise at 12,000 ft on the second flight - you can certainly see Mount Taranaki stuck …
I can't even remember the last time I went on a bicycle but something posessed me to do a cycling tour around Rotorua and even though I was a bit wobbly to start with I got the hang of it quick and thankfully it was nearly all flat and level ground! The other four on the tour knew each other (2 kiwis from Napier and 2 Americans from Seattle) from work I think and were all about 60 so I was tag-a-long again but they were very nice. The guide, ...
... palatable watch out for it coming to UK. From there we headed for Rotorua. Found driving very easy - roads very quiet with speed limit of 100 km/hr. Bit of a pain adding pictures as the blog wants me to identify each location - often it is not in the list being offered. Will keep posting pictures but location is not likely to be ...
... traditional boat with Maori warriors and the performance where they showed a "typical" Maori village. The show was quite interactive as we were repeating Maori words and the chief was actually quite funny. Hakka (the warrior dance) was brilliant and actually quite intimidating. Apparently Maori were never defeated despite very primitive weapons and lack of any armour. The Maori traditional food was very basic ...
... End, Sam & Rosie's house on Bagshot Row (the only full scale hobbit home), the party tree, orchards and gardens. There were dozens of hobbit holes of various sizes according to the aspect that was required during filming. There were also 3 hobbit holes that were built specifically for the Hobbit films.
We went to the Green Dragon pub for a free drink at the end of our tour but weren't allowed to go in straight away. We were told there was filming for a ...
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