Gwendoline Motor Inn
Travel Blogs from Rotorua
We drove on from Cambridge to visit Rotorua and stay for two nights. You know you're there when you smell the rotten eggs (hydrogen sulphide) from the volcanic activity. Rotorua became famous as the place with the geysers and boiling mud at the end of the 19th century when a spa was developed there and publicized throughout the British Empire. …
... Unfortunately we then realized what time it was.
Our final activity was the one I was looking forward to the most. We'd booked it back on our first day in town and I was really excited. We got to Te Puia - New Zealand's Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Like the culture of Australian Aborigines the Maori have to struggled with the challenges of European colonization. Unlike indigenous Australians though the Maori ...
... good. Then there were a few more songs and we finished the show.
Time for the hangi, an amazing spread of the food cooked under the ground and a buffet of seafood, salads, curries, pastas, anything you could think of it was there. It was incredible. Such nice food. We sat on a table with our original tour from earlier in the day, as we began tucking into our meal however the Indian family took off, it was due to us eating meat in front of them, a shame, because ...
... the central city has hot bubbling mud pools. the nickname of Rotorua is "Sulphur City" because of the emission of hydrogen sulphide. which gives a rotten eggs smell. With 17 lakes the Rotorua region is an aquatic paradise.
Fishing, water skiing, and swimming interest the tourists. A huge population of birds is present at Lake ...
Before leaving we had a quick look around the town of Taupo. We drove on to Rotorua and at Kuirau Park we walked round the thermal area. Everywhere there was boiling pools of water and bubbling mud. Thank god they were fenced off as it would take the skin off your bones. The place STINKS of sulphur. We filled in the afternoon with a very enjoyable walk between the huge trees in ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Pets allowed