Kawerau Thermal Motel
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... had fur and were actually 'chunks' of deer and a deer head - strung up by the Ranger when he got back from hunting to allow the blood to drain out. in our usual fashion, we decided to change our plans based on some random suggestions and hike back a different route via a gorge with some ladies we met at the hut, not bothering to consider that having no food with us on a 7-hour hike might be ...
... down in the unreal current. All the while, visitors walked past on the path, most of them visibly as astonished as we were. We both sat on the edge of a little cascade and watched the steam rising from the rusty-tinged water. Further down, we clambered down into a bigger pool, joining a fellow who was using a waterfall to massage his shoulders. After a few minutes, we realised that he wasn't actually wearing anything, but he was unabashed ...
... Maori (MAU-ree) 'cultural’ experience. Although they have some musicality, they bear a striking resemblance to other indigenous ‘cultural’ experiences we have had. They did have a kiwi bird for us to see. Too dark for pictures because the bird is nocturnal. They’re endangered. Easily predated.
And we saw a lot of kiwi vines and the very thin (2’), very tall (25’) hedges that protect them from the ...
... only a third full so plenty of space and the seats wrapped around the inside instead of being in rows so it was much more spacious than the one in Kaikora so a lot more comfortable for a reluctant sailor. We were going against the swell so a bit bumpy at first, I found a little book about White Island and read that (which basically ended up being the commentary for the tour guides) so I was dead clued up (was tempted to do my tour guide bit Susan but thought better of it !! Lol ).
... how long the walk would take she looked bemused and said about a minute.
Well the hot springs must have been well hidden underground because what we were presented with was a huge swimming pool, obviously filled by the springs with all the minerals etc and it was very warm. It was a resort with its own hot spring water filled pool. Very classy. Not having our swim wear handy we moved on again heading for Whakatane.
I should explain at ...
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