SilverOaks Hotel Geyserland
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... with rain, either in the form of heavy rain or drizzle. During one such downpour we sought shelter in Peterpans. For those aren't familiar this is a backpacker focused travel shop, complete, of course with swing seats, beanbags and free wifi. Our plan was to take advantage of the wifi, what actually happened was we came out $1500 poorer and having booked activities for 4 of our upcoming stops. Dan, the very helpful lost boy from Essex, hooked us when he said ...
... see) I refreshed my lungs with some clean air, rehydrated myself and set off back down the hill. It was at this point my right knee decided it didn't want to go up or down hills anymore, and started bending the wrong way, buckling under me at inopportune moments and flatly refusing to accept any power from the rest of my leg to help out. It honestly felt like it was on back to front! Out came the pain killers, as I still had 6k ...
We travelled to Rotorua to visit a genuine Maori village called Te Puia but we couldn't see it ...it was private...but we did see plenty of other things in the land around the village.
We were given a guided tour by a Maori lady who told us lots of Maori tales including one about how the world began. To cut a long story short.....Mother Earth and Father Sky were torn apart by their children ...
Next we chugged along in our little camper van to Hobbiton, the home of Bilbo Bagins. This is an amazing film set, so much detail at every turn, it feels like all the Hobbits will return at any minute. The tour was lots of fun and we learnt lots of interesting facts. For example the tree above Bilbo's Hobbit hole is fake and Peter Jackson wasn't happy with the colour of the leaves before filming so had each one hand painted a different shade ...
... food also meant amazing left overs. I enjoyed helping Diane and Margy in the kitchen preparing food and cooked a crumble one night.
The cows reared on the farm are a breed called Pied Montese, originating from Italy. Rex bought his first heifer over from Europe in 1988 and has been breeding and rearing them ever since. The meat is special due to its tenderness and low fat and cholesterol levels and Rex was the first beef to gain the ...