Wylie Court Motor Lodge
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Lusi has passed over the North Island over night but we're still left with wind and rain, quite a lot of rain. In the morning we went to Rotorua museum, quite a grand building. Used to be an old baths pumping hot water from the volcanic springs as they are supposed to have healing qualities. Learnt quite a lot about the Maori culture in the museum and the history of Rotorua, the place was wiped out in the late 1800's by a volcanic ...
... thought it was very good but now she smells of Deep Heat! Don't feel sorry for me. A combination of Deep Heat and Rotorua is not the worst smell in the world .....! Is it? There is a park nearby where there are hot springs and hot mud bubbling up. It would be fatal to fall in so we just soaked our feet in the small pool. A kiwi of Indian origin was also having a dangle. We had a bit of a chat and he insisted that he supported the Black caps ...
... in Christchurch last week. After the kiwi house we walked over to the mud pond. The temp was 95 degrees C. The mud bubbled away. Further along, we saw the geysers spurting hot water out at regular intervals. Similar to the ones in Yellowstone. We called Isabel and they had just pulled into the parking lot. After the gift shop we found them and off to another ...
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Waitomo is famous for the glow worm caves and we couldn't resist the experience of a Black Water Rafting trip. We were lucky enough that no one else was booked on the 3pm trip so we got a private tour! Our guide was an interesting fellow (read: religious nut who when talking about the formation of the caves and the fossils found down there he talked of "the great flood" (aka Noah's Ark story) ...
Today we left Waitomo and headed to Rotorua which was a beautiful 2 hours and a bit coach journey. When we arrived we headed straight to the YHA, which is beautiful - we are really impressed. The building looks like a modern uni campus, the facilities are all shared but lovely and clean. It's ...