Fenton Court Motel
Travel Blogs from Rotorua
Sunny and warm. Left around 10.00am from the excellent Colonial Homestay, after a superb cooked breakfast, You name it we had it and were really full when we left. Chris enlighten Jan to Mrs Bucket, although wouldn’t tell her that. Everything just so, breakfast served on Royal Doulton china.
Meandered down the coastal route via …
Yes it's true what you read, Rotorua really does stink of rotten eggs and it's not pleasant, but you do get used to it (well sort of) after a while. On the plus side, it is an amazing place to visit due to the all the geothermal activity. On our first day we had a wander round the city itself which is quite a pleasant place, but it's the parks that …
... in, but it started to drizzle about 3/4 the way through, which then proceeded into a downpour. We waited under various trees and shelters for probably 30 minutes before it let up some. Once it let up we started the trek back. We got to the last attraction which is named the devils bath. Suiting as it is a jagged volcanic crater with boiling sulphur on the bottom. It was crazy to see the colours that were in it, a very, very bright yellow. As we came up ...
... though the lake itself contains no food source. It was quite cool seeing hundreds of birds just floating about on the weird coloured lake, maybe they like it because its warm? On our walk around the lake we passed what looked like a Maori village as all the houses had the carvings outside them. There was also a pretty church that's 100 years old and a graveyard for some of the Maori battalion who died in world war 2. We had a great day walking around, it was ...
... it was the centre of Maori tribes for hundreds of years, iwi tribes fought over the land in Rotorua, why not, it has boiling water which you can cook your food in. In the Te Puia park, which is a fairly substantial area, it has a geyser that goes off every hour, mud pools, kiwis and an arts centre for young people. With the night package we bought, we were given a mud mask each (normal cost $13), which was from the mud found in the park. A tour around the park, viewing ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking