SilverOaks Hotel Geyserland
Travel Blogs from Rotorua
For Walter and Paul, today is fully dedicated to the helicopter flight to White Island. Paul and Pete are parting ways, and Pete gives the last rites to Paul, because it may very well be the last time they see each other. A helicopter may easily crash and burn, or be captured by a stray bunch of Libyans. Furthermore, an active volcano is obviously …
The alarm goes off early on Wednesday morning, because a transfer of 405 kilometres is scheduled. The bus is already warming up its engine at 7:00 am to leave Paihia. One and a half hour later the bus arrives in Kawakawa. A town where coal was mined in the previous century, but currently it mainly focuses on agriculture. Kawakawa's biggest …
... Vietnam also did a top iced coffee.
Australia was so... big! Beaches and long, long roads is what sticks out in my mind. And steak of course. And the cost of just about everything.
And finally New Zealand. Bungalows everywhere, tragic estate agent adverts such as 'Home Owner Wants Action' and 'Seriously for Sale', wonderful friendly people and incredible scenic countryside.
I hope everyone that has been reading has enjoyed following us on our journey.
... in the others cars must have thought as they watched a big coach go round a small roundabout 3 times with an old man singing behind the wheel!!
The next morning, we checked out of the hostel and went for a look around the town. It was actually much bigger than I'd expected but still with a distinct smell of rotten eggs in the air, I really don't know how people live there! Matt and I had decided to post all our New Zealand souvenirs home rather than taking ...
... Tom & Alice for teaching us new drinking card games :) At the same time it has been a busy few days and I'm looking forward to meeting up with the Ganders and having a couple of days off the bus. We arrive back in Rotorua at 12 and I head off for a couple of nights in a motel. I ring James, who is in the middle of a maze with the family, we arrange to meet later and visit a buried village. Back in the 1800's the pink and white terraces of lake Rotomahana were ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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