Visit Waitomo and Rotorua. March 8

Trip Start Feb 18, 2008
Trip End Apr 01, 2008

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

In the morning we left in a magnificent coach, who seemed more inside of an airplane than a coach. It had a large plasma screen that showed  in the angle a GPS where you were at that moment and a video with images of most tourist site also it have various channels of the explanations in several languages, including in Spanish The menu trays identical to the aircraft.
As we listened, we watched the beautiful scenery of the land of the "Kiwis", a nickname attributed if not the great expanses of this fruit but by a nocturnal bird that egg-shaped peak, which fortunately we saw in Thermal Reserve Rotorua, although many tourists return without having seen it. The landscape of green meadows and endless rolling hills, was disturbed only by the patches of huge herds of sheep and cows.
Our first stop was at Waitomo Caves, beautiful but we have better in Spain with the exception of a phenomenon that left us surprisedering: Led the dark in a boat began to see endless ceiling resembled fireflies luminous a starry night.
From here, wewe march to Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve in Rotorua, call Reserve because few native Maoris live show you their culture, crafts and dance, but I fear that are disguised  since we find among them, blonde with blue eyes, seemed more British hostesses than Maori, theoretically dark complexion.
The centerpiece of the park is the Pohutu geyser, throwing boiling water to a height of 30 meters. Everywhere, you find boiling mud ponds and fumaroles. We were astonished to see the houses as close as they have become accustomed to living above an active volcano. Before leaving this city, alleged natives made us a showand  and we look at the art of wood carving at the Institute of Maori Arts and Crafts.
From here,  we eating on the bus and headed to the Agrodome a typical farm, where we saw milking, shearing, control of livestock by  shepherds dogs and all farm animals typical of New Zealand. After this eventful day we returned to Auckland knowing more of life, culture and nature  of New Zealand.

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