Rotorua Hideaway Lodge
Travel Blogs from Rotorua
It was just a couple of hours drive down to Rotorua - a geothermal hotspot. We knew we had arrived at the right town because of the smell that wafted through the van. It was a sulphur stench like no other that took a hold of you and didn't go away for the whole time we were in the town. We headed to the i-site and picked up a map of the area which gave details of where all the thermal areas were that we ...
... standby plan and bought a couple of bottles of wine at “Liquor Land” (love that name) and went back to the hostel and spent the night outside chatting and drinking. The next morning, more or less pass the time away awaiting our pick up to return to Rotorua, Vincent and I strolled around town and along the beach. Wish I could say it was exciting or something really exciting happened but no, nothing folks. Finally Tim arrived to pick us up at ...
After spending one night in Tauranga, where I climbed Mt Maunganui, I arrived in Rotorua on the 14th. There is geothermal activity everywhere here. Just 200m from where I'm staying is a thermal area full of fumeroles and mud geysers. The fumeroles are vents emerging from a pool that release steam and sulphur gas (amongst other gases). Mud geysers are areas of ...
... Yet again, as is normal all over New Zealand, we are entering another new world. We stroll in awe and reverence over the blanketed forest floor, between the heaving girths these elegant, towering giants.
We have not thought ahead to plan a picnic lunch and are by this time famished. We happen upon McDonalds and head in for their Mac Attack lunch special and some free wifi. The connection is terrible and we have used up our 'allocation’ ...
... the door would stay locked for 10 minutes, there was music while you used the toilet. Wen you finished, the voice told you that the toilet would automatically flush when you had washed your hands! There was a red laser beam that you had to break to get soap, water and to start the drier! When you finished, the door unlocked and you were ushered it on to the street! Totally Mad! After that we found a cafe. Actually the coffee was excellent but the clientele!! They looked as ...
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- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
- Pets allowed