Monterey Motel

1204 Whakaue Street, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Rotorua

Soap and hot water

A travel blog entry by suebar on Mar 28, 2014

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... t it. Erupting only once in three days and possibly at night! So he gave it some help by pouring in a bag of a surfactant which he said was like soap powder. This causes the hot and cold layers of water to mix and bring the cold water up to the boil to burst out of the spout. Initially we could hear a rumbling and then some foam began to appear. We could smell the soap. The rumbling changed to a roaring (he had moved well away from the spout by this time!) and then water began ...

Fun Kiwi adrenelin activities in RotoVegas

A travel blog entry by kthagan on Mar 10, 2014

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Mon Mar 10
We had a late breakfast and pack up and then headed out to Rotorua.
We took our hostess' advice and followed back roads. We stopped in Matamata for kebabs, groceries and a picture of the I-site that looked like a hobbit house.
Our trout stream accommodations suited the boys well and we had an afternoon of fishing and boating. Laura even found wild blackberries along the shore.
We enjoyed a ...

Day 142 - Wai-O-Tapu

A travel blog entry by costin on Feb 18, 2014

... we took the short drive to the Lady Knox Geyser. The geyser sits in a natural ampitheatre, with less than natural rows of seats. By now, the crowds were absolutely massive and it was a struggle to find a spot to watch from. I suppose that is the price that you pay when a natural wonder has been tamed to the extent that it can go off on demand. It is still a natural geyser, but an organic soap is used to effectively induce the geyser. It would ...

Day 141 - On the Road(torua)

A travel blog entry by costin on Feb 17, 2014

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It was incredible down there, people had some music playing and seemed like a big group. In fact it was a couple of groups, everyone was just really friendly. We slotted straight in and chatted with people over a couple of beers in the hot pools for a couple of hours. Reluctantly, we left eventually, leaving two kiwis in there who had basically been in there all day.

A lot of the accommodation in Rotorua was booked ...

Whakarewarewa Maori Village

A travel blog entry by free_range_hen on Jan 24, 2014

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... along with other people after an eruption in 1886. Around this time the Catholic and Anglican branches of Christianity were making inroads within New Zealand and there was a church representing them both in the village they are still there today. The chief at the time decided the principles and the fundamental philosophy of them both resembled the Maori religion. He asked some westerners at the time what the difference was between the Catholics and Anglicans and ...

Location

This motel, located on 1204 Whakaue Street, Rotorua, is near Tamaki Maori Village, Polynesian Spa, Swoop Rotorua, and Kuirau Park.
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