Rotorua – Day 4 Continued – Re-Post

When we went back in 2019 it was so sad to see this building (The Musuem) closed due to earhtquake damage a few years before. I had hoped to grab more iamges, as did Hubby, but sadly it was all baracaded off) After lunch the clouds that had been threatening on and off released the…

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Rotorua – Day 3 – Re-Post

It’s funny how much we re-did from our first trip, when we went back in 2019, as we had more time and our own car. One of the things we did not do was the RePo Cultural Centre…so much other stuff that was better! We did however do the Tamaki Dinner and took our good…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 10

This time we were off to visit another Geo Thermal area, also near Rotorua (the area is full of them), this time it was Wai Mangu, it is more expensive and not quite the drawcard tourist wise as Wai-O-Tapu for a few very obvious reasons; the cost (triple the price, plus the optional boat cruise),…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 8

Visited the Burke Street Wharf in the early morning light, the tide was out and we had very pretty light hitting the remains of the wharf and creating fabulous shadows in the mud flats. All too soon it was time to be off again. Doubling back on ourselves we drove back through Whatatete Bay, so…

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Rotorua – Day 4 Continued

After lunch the clouds that had been threatening on and off released the rain, great torrents of it. We were soaked and had to quickly get changed before our next tour to Wai-O-Tamo Glow Worm Caves. It was a long drive out there (2.5hours) and it rained the whole time, but hey in the car…

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Rotorua – Day 3

We then went on to Rotorua and had lunch at Te Po Cultural Centre, also visited the Pohutu Geyser and Wairewarewa Mud pools, very interesting. Visited the weaving and the carving schools, where students still learn these crafts. We watched as students worked on an enormous carving for Gallipoli 100 year celebration which is to…

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