SilverOaks Hotel Geyserland
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It's the smell. .
They say that you smell Rotorua before you see it, well as the foul stench of rotten eggs wafted in through our windows and imprisoned our nostrils we can assure you that they are correct. We had departed Waitomo shortly after our adrenaline pumping cave climb (after sneaking back into our previous camp site for a sly shower first) and journeyed east to fulfil this smell test. As we hadn’t planned too far ahead, ...
... pool, nice communal kitchen, a laundrymat, showers and washrooms; there was also a beach where you could dig into the sand to create your own thermal pool, but we weren't that adventuresome, a bit of a muddy task!
After settling in and plugging into power (the first we've had since Takapuna!), D managed to wrestle the bicycles off the back of the MH so we could pedal off to see the city. We toured ...
... We completed the traditional welcome ceremony and were welcomed with open arms - we are now all welcome to walk back into the home at any time and stay for as long as we want - they regard those that have been welcomed as family. I have never met such kind and happy people - it was a wonderful experience and I learnt so much about their ancestry and culture. Today I rafted down the Kaitiaki river which included 3 water ...
... One last thing to do is the Polynesian spa but it remains open until 11 pm. We intend to do that as well. Nothing like getting your money's worth. Mike did the calculation and we have driven almost 3000 km across this country of NZ. It was simply an hour drive from our last hotel. So close for all this excitement. Doing the major countdown now...2 nights left. We have been travelling for 8 weeks plus a day. Look out Auckland ....here we ...
... out aloud and inside my head)
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