First off today, a trip round Lake Rotorua with a picture stop:

Lake Rotorua

Tom on the jetty

Then a stop at the Skyride gondola and luge for a cable car trip up the hill and a go on the luge (like a soapbox car down a winding route back down the mountain) with a chairlift back to the top.


Next stop was Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland where they have bubbling sulphur pools (smelly) with lots of strange colours from the minerals that are brought up from the rocks underground

Smelly Wai-o-tapu Steamy Wai-o-tapu Wai-o-tapu Wai-o-tapu Devil's bath

Then we continued on to Taupo and our motel for the night. We had a proper little kitchen area so cooked dinner rather than eat out again.

Oh, and Tom thinks this is the best McDonalds ever (but we didn’t go in)


2 Comments to “Rotorua”

  1. tdroza 28 September 2009 at 10:24 am #

    I don’t think Tracey fully conveyed how cool the Luge was. Here’s a couple of vids to help demonstrate:

  2. Kate 30 September 2009 at 10:00 pm #

    The photos of the sulphur pools in Wai-O-Tapu look amazing. I reckon yoou definitely chose the right half of New Zealand to go to.

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