Colonial Lodge Motel
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... the end they had plenty of egg sandwiches for sale, but nobody was buying them!!! From here we went to a place called Kerosene Creek, this had been mentioned to us by our flight attendant on the way over, it isn't in any of the books, it's New Zealand's little secret. We stumbled across it by chance and after driving down a very bumpy road, not good in a vehicle ...
... br> Tow-po as in Ow it hurts
Tor-po as in war...what is it good for.
Toe-por as in .....is your poor toe sore?
After all the tongue-twisting Maori place names we've come across, I'd believe all three are valid. What makes the Maori names even more difficult to speak and hear is the way R's are rolled no matter where they appear in the name. To the untrained ear, it is one of those stumbling blocks that make you forget the remainder of the ...
Getting up at 6:30 am was a punishment. It reminds me school vacations especially when it was less than 0 degree outside. As per our plan we need to catch up with white water rafting team which is 5 hours drive from Rotorua but at the last moment due to climate conditions rafting got cancelled.
Now immediately plans changed to get into Lake Taupo and spend time there. Met tourism department and they suggested to have a look ...
Waking early next morning to head for breakfast in a little cafe recommended by Darryl we were shaken by the repeated announcement over the hotel intercom piped loudly into our room - IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE THE BUILDING BY THE NEAREST EXIT. George was in the shower and mum was half way through drying her hair. In a fit of panic with fear of an earthquake at the forefront of mum's mind she started squawking like an angry ...
... to try to skydive again remains to be seen.
Chastened by our failure, we made our way to the Craters of the Moon, a rambling 30 minute walk along decked paths that showcases steam generated by magma far below the ground escaping through the ground. It sounds impressive, but somehow it failed to excite us. Perhaps we were still distracted by the previous skydive experience, but we were much more enthused by a bicycle ride around a small part of ...