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We drove around Rotorua, visited Rotorua Tourism, museum, Prince's Gate Arches, Racheal Spring and Blue Baths. The museum is in a lovely building. In Racheal Spring we saw hot sulphur steam coming out of the ground. Having visited the Lake Rotorua jetty we left for Auckland via Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. Mount Maunganui is a coastal town.
... we approached San Francisco it was shrouded in fog, accordingly there was a delay in landing & we had to go into a circular holding pattern so the pilot warned us that connecting flights could be affected. He also said that airport staff would be available to answer questions re the latter & to alleviate any concerns we had as fog was fairly normal here! In the end we didn't have as long a wait to land as first expected & were down on the ground by 8.15pm, which meant ...
Today we went to Hope's party at Rainbows End, New Zealand's ONLY amusement park. It was pretty small but because I'm not a huge ride person I didn't really mind. I was actually pretty proud of myself...I only skipped two rides because they both went upside down and I was scared! But usually I chicken out of everything. I think the worst was probably the invader...we were sitting in a giant circle that spun ...
... drove off to a suburb of Auckland to check out Savemart. Now I am not a shopper but this place was amazing! Second hand clothes, organised in a huge warehouse with so much on offer at crazy prices. We literally stocked up to our eyeballs, picking up quality items at a ridiculous price. A quick stop at a few other stores to pick up some essentials and we arrived back in Muriwai where we prepared a traditional Philippino dish for dinner and got through plenty of Brandy....well ...
... and older Irish guys. The next day we drove to an old, disused mining spot named the karangahake gorge where we crossed rickety bridges and explored unstable looking tunnels and caverns. After this we continued on to our next overnight stop, Waitomo - home to the famous Waitomo caves where you can do the black water rafting or tubing. We spent some of the day in the sun playing with a rugby ball and some of the lads on the bus before getting picked up for the tubing. For the ...
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