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Travel Tales #10: Thermal baths and wonderlands

The following day, after a walk to the peaceful Lake Rotorua, I made my way to Rotorua Government Gardens, which felt like stepping into another world.  715 more words


Yep, again, you guessed it. Today we went… prawn fishing! We also went to see a very beautifully intimidating waterfall.

No skydiving I’m afraid, weather has been terrible but we definitely made the best of said conditions. 165 more words


Wednesday February 15th | Rotorua 😎 – Taupo 🎒 | … Km + 15,000 feet 🛩

She’s a good girl, loves her mama

I guess that’s why I didn’t tell her I jumped out of a plane until after I was safely on the ground. 820 more words


Rotorua Taupo and Tongariro

Our row of cabins looked a bit like a cell block, and the town we were in felt like a redneck town.  But we were close to Rotorua and Taupo and it was cheap, so that was the main thing. 831 more words

3 Scots and a Frenchman in NZ

Eilidh and Stephen came! I count myself very lucky to have had the same core, family-like friends for over 10 years, some for 20, despite years living in different cities, countries, and now continents. 843 more words

How to Camp Alone Independent Woman

It was quite unexpected.

Having left at 7am from my friend’s house post-adult sleepover, I had a fabulous 5 hour journey to Taupo listening to my choice of podcast, stopping at every toilet, market, and cafe on route, and without the “what’s this awful music?” and “you just went to the toilet” and “let’s talk about cranes.” I actually don’t mind talking about cranes. 847 more words


Raft off a waterfall and soak in a real hot spring- Rotorua & Taupo

White Water Rafting is an awesome experience enjoyed by thousands of people each year. We’ve been fortunate enough to have some brilliant white water rafting trips… 283 more words