Thursday, October 04, 2012

Rotorua Holiday - Part 2

Hi friends,
I'm back again with the second part of our holiday snaps.

Hannah's request on holiday was that she wanted to see some mud pools, and go to the park, hee hee, so we decided to have a look at one of the thermal attractions that neither Glenn or I have been to before, Te Puia, a cultural centre and geothermal valley, situated on the outskirts of Rotorua. 

There was lots of steam, bubbling mud pools, gushing streams and active geysers, including Pohutu Geyser, meaning big splash or explosion, and which is the largest active geyser in New Zealand.





Hannah and DH both about to say what a stink!  





Pohutu Geyser, getting ready to erupt






Te Puia Marae, or meeting house

Then it was onto one of the many parks we spent time at in Rotorua - Hannah had a ball.



We finished our holiday by going out to dinner at one of our favourite restaurants, Lone Star, which was absolutely delicious!



So now I guess you're wondering if I found any stitching or sewing shops on our travels, and maybe bought some new stash? Of course I did!  Photos to come :)

See you soon x

9 comments:

Heather said...

The first few photos look like the landscape from the set of a futuristic movie :-)

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous photos.

Jennifer said...

Welcome back! So glad to hear you all had a nice, relaxing holiday! I enjoyed looking through your photos, there certainly is a lot to see and do in Rotorua... but playgrounds are definitely the #1 attraction whenever we go anywhere, too :o)

Jennifer x

Kathy A. said...

Well, that is just the coolest thing ever. I have never seen such a landscape. Truly wonderful. Your photos are amazing.

Angela said...

The photos are lovely, it looks like you all had a great time :)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely holiday photos, it looks like you had lots of fun. Some of those spots do stink!!

Nicky said...

Rotorua has the most distinctive smell for sure! Lovely photos, and great to hear you had a lovely time on your holiday.... hope you're all settled in to home again....

Lynn said...

I love your holiday photos! I've never seen a geyser like that one. Very cool!

Leah Villanueva said...

You have the most interesting photos of the geysers and hot pools! May we share your blog on our website? Or perhaps just facebook? Our page is http://malfroymotorlodge.co.nz (Rotorua motel)

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