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What a Beautiful Place!

Part 2!

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Hello everyone! If my last post didn't make much sense it was because I was super tired. Hopefully this one will be better!

So I am picking up where I left off, Rotorua! A little bit about Rotorua: it smells like rotten eggs because of the sulfur lakes, and it's a great place to learn more about the Maori culture. I spent my time in Rotorua at a hostel named "Crash Palace," and really enjoyed my time, after I got used to the smell. I did several things while in Rotorua. First, I visited the lovely (yet smelly) Rotorua Lake and just walked around town to get to know the area. The following day I took a bus to Taupo and went on a boat to see the Maori carvings.

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I then followed that up with the Taupo Museum and Gardens before heading back to Rotorua. This garden was shown in London at a famous garden competition, and won! It was beautiful.

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The following day I went to the Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park, WHICH WAS AMAZING!! I got to see the Kiwi birds for the first time! They are so sweet. They also had a park full of wildlife, which was a lot of fun. They have chickens that run around and beg for food. Here's a picture of an odd one!

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Here is a giant bird of New Zealand that is extinct: There HUGE!

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After that I visited the Rotorua Museum, that has a lookout.

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All in all it was a great place for being a tourist. Lots to do, plenty to see, and a great range of food!

Posted by NZsweetpea 19:08 Archived in New Zealand

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No Maori stuff??????

by bren_davis

What do you call the Maori carvings? Or the Maori garden?! But really, it was really expensive, so I told myself I would do it on my second trip to NZ (hopefully in December!)

by NZsweetpea

I was talking like bubbling mud, Maori performers and all that touristy stuff...but I'll let you off for now!

by bren_davis

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