Kawerau Thermal Motel
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... at White Island Tours headquarters. We paid and that was it I was committed so with the most unusual boarding card ever ( a large metal hoop ) and we never actually worked out what it was for, we wandered over to the big bronze boat. Whakatane is on a river and the river runs into the Pacific , there is a long sand spit separating the river from the sea. This is the reason for the early start as the tide has to be just right to get over this. We boarded at 7.40 and set off 7.45. The ...
... Polynesian Spar. Cheryl had spotted a couple of stops on the journey, one being Hannah Bay and another a hot springs.
Well we found Hannah Bay down Hannah Road (not surprisingly) and it was a beautiful bay in the lake so a couple of photos were taken and the views taken in and then we sped on. I say 'sped' but our Nisan Sunny doesn't do 'sped' it gets us there but at a leisurely pace. Passing 2 more lakes along the road ( Matthew I hope you ...
... ago! From here we went to Hells Gate mud spas and thermal springs. Rotorua is known for it's natural mud spas that are heated from volcanoes and spill out naturally in spas around the town. The smell was hideous due to the high amounts of sulphur. We sat in the mud and then painted each other from head to toe, allowed it to dry and set for around ten minutes before putting our bodies back in the mud spa. The mud is ...
After making coffee, we settled the bill, loaded the car and set of for Whakatana from where we would board a boat to take us to the active volcanic White Island. It felt good to again be driving together along the near empty roads. Initially we headed east and then turned right along the graphically titled "Thermal Explorer" highway. The southern highway was beautiful and ran mostly along the Pacific Ocean's contours. The blue sky, deep blue ...
... the fire were also spilling water (eggy-smelling water, I might add) on us as they flew over to drop the water on the fire.
we have made progress in the friends department; after all of our strategizing and plotting, turns out all you need to make friends is mexican food and beer. I think my new friend might secretly be trying kill me by taking me on the toughest running trails I've ever done, but aside from ...
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