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Monday 9 Nov 2009
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorura headed to Christchurch

Picked up a Hertz car in Auckland on Monday, November 9th and drove to Rotorura.  Beautiful drive - lots of farm land (saw more cows than sheep) and stopped at a tourist attaction on the way into town.  A combo ticket got us a gondola ride up the mountain and back, 2 luge rides (not the kind of luge you're thinking of but VERY Fun !) and a Sky Swing (hoisted up 180 meters then dropped - acceleration got up to 150 MPH).  We laughed ourselves silly !

We then hit the Tourist office to secure a room for the night (Deb... does this sound familiar... ?).   Decent room - Highlight - it has a jacuzzi tub !  We went to a local tourist attraction that is open until 10pm to see the nocturnal Kiwi's and drank water from a natural spring.  Rounded out the day with a trip to the local grocery store - picked up a salad, some fruit, salami & crackers and a bottle of local champagne.  Had ourselves a Motel Picnic and drank the champagne in the jacuzzi !

Headed back to Auckland tomorrow (Tuesday, November 10th) to catch a flight to Christchurch.....

Having a GREAT Time !    Will post more when we can....

 

1 Comment for this Travel blog entry

p Says:

10 November 2009

yeah sounds familar re: securing a room. Actually, ur securing a room on the anniversary of the wall coming down! u guys were in Germany when that happened, right?

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