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 ...
... glass sculptures in such peaceful setting. The colours glinted in the morning sun and some the water trickled over. Wish my good friend Celia had been here to see this with us. Chris treated us to the very bottle that was made, how special is that. Triple wrapped in bubble wrap so hopefully it will make it home. More tasty apricot slice and drinks before setting off to Orakei Korako recommended by Lonely ...
... 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.
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... early morning combined to create a special prospect of comfort and discovery. We arrived in good time at Whakatane and once we bought our tickets boarded "Peejay V" a powerful boat able to carry approximately 30 passengers. We set off and once out of the harbour maintained a high speed. Deb and I sat on the back and enjoyed the sun and passing waves. The voyage to White Island took approximately one and a half hours. The island was discovered ...
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