RotoVegas Motel of Rotorua
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- Swimming pool
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Day 1: March 27, 2014
Gonzalo and I originally planned to be ready before 9.00, leave our luggage with Gonzalo´s parents and go to check out a few hotels, eventually motels in Rotorua and its surroundings. In the end all of us were ready and hungry so we decided to have breakfast all together, however, in the meantime Gonzalo went to see …
... male but just loved being together. Rather like Ant & Dec I suppose. We then visited the mud pools and geysers, followed by a visit to the wood carving school and then we met a group of Maoris who performed the Haka before dinner. Dinner was cooked in a hāngi which involved it being buried on top of hot rocks under a layer of dirt. Unfortunately health and safety has now decided you can use dirt after hundreds of years of doing so, so instead a stainless steel ...
... with cold or very, very hot water and you have to move onto another spot and start again. Peter took the lazy option and took over a hole already dug and vacated by bathers. The campsite hired out little spades to enable you to dig your own hot water spa. Fissures on beaches are not common so you can imagine how popular the beach was. The other site, Cathedral Cove has a naturally formed arch which was quite photogenic.
On leaving ...
... mud pools, and the Pohutu Geyser which erupts on average twice every hour, reaching heights of up to 30m. Last on the list of to-do’s here was the cultural performance. It was very similar to the one at the Treaty Grounds, except as this meeting house where the performance was being held did not contain carvings of named ancestors, rules inside the house were less strict, meaning we were able to use cameras to capture the performance. Yet again ...
... Caves. We quickly had Nutella on bread and then waited outside for our transport. It wasn't long before a little green minivan pulled in and the driver (David) informed us we were the only ones. The drive took 2 hours and along route David provided us with lots of interesting information about the place - our own little sightseeing trip! We pulled into the first place to check in and then soon hopped back on the van ...