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... As you go up in the gondola to the top of the mountain, you can see the entire span of Lake Rotorua. Behind the lake there are cascading mountains and steam from the geothermal activity. It's a must do on a trip to Rotorua. After four times zipping down there, I was feeling a bit dizzy and tired, so instead of doing the Zorb which I wanted to do today, I came home and rested. It was definitely the appropriate time for the Polynesian Spa. Just a few minutes down the road from ...
... can reach to 100°C in the steam.
Later we returned to our apartment and while the rest of our group was having a nap I was trying to finish one of the blog articles I was currently working on. Our day wasnīt still over…
At 17.20 we were picked up and brought to Tamaki Māori Village. Our bus driverīs name was Wallace and he was one of the coolest guys we had met during our trip. He was around 55 and it could be seen he really liked his job. Before we ...
... putting out their tongues - it was probably also to frighten off their enemies. We then had an evening meal which had been cooked in the ground (by steam from the thermal pools). It was chicken, lamb, potatoes and stuffing - very good. Also there was a selection of salads and rice. The puddings were very good.
At the end of the night - they walked us outside to show us the glowworms. A good night.
Next morning I was picked up at 8 am by Grumpy`s Tour for visit to Wai o Tapu, the Thermal Wonderland, A geological volcanic hot spot area with hot pools with fancy colours due to different minerals in the rocks by the volcanic activity.
The Kiwis have a good sense of humour and have given spooky names like Devils Home, Devils bath (green) Devils ink pot and Champagne pool to various hot spots. I was ...
... of the area we entered. The land had been confiscated by the crown and has only recently (last few years) been returned to the various tribes. We stopped by the side of the road and followed Maurice through some woods, again I realise I'm just blindly following people - but it was really worth it. We saw the oldest stone carvings in New Zealand - estimated to have been done around 1050 - 1060! Finally a bit of human history to the place. Although not in a ...
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