Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stinky Rotarua

Last weekend we went to Rotarua – NZ's geothermal playground. We stumbled across a Maori marae.

One of the advantages of this hotspot are the hot foot baths. Take your shoes of and soak your weary feet whenever you like – for free.

A few months back, on our two year anniversary of living in New Zealand, I realised there were still things I wanted to do but hadn't got around to. Some things, like Waiheke Island, are virtually in our backyard but we still haven't been there. So I decided to start a list of things we want to do before we leave. Going on the luge in Rotarua was one of them. I'd heard about it and have been told it was a good thing to do but really, I had no idea how much fun it would be. Crash helmets were compulsory and I'm relieved to say that we managed to have fun without breaking anymore bones.

I don't have any pictures of us actually on the luge. We were having too much fun to stop for that. But here's us going up the chair lift for another run down. I kept reminding everyone to ski off at the top but no-one really laughed at that joke.

Ava had a bath in the laundry tub as I didn't trust it to stay dry in the shower. I remember bathing the kids this way when they were babies and we were on holidays in Yamba.

We spent a bit of time at the [not very] Polynesian Spa, another geothermal past time. There were three pools of varying temperature: warm, hot and hotter. Ava managed to have a soak and keep her cast dry.

1 comment:

  1. so tell me is it really stinky?
    very proud of you for making list - you know how I love a good list .....