Visit Waitomo and Rotorua. March 8
Trip Start Feb 18, 2008
25Trip End Apr 01, 2008
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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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