Trip Start Nov 15, 2006
228Trip End Jul 15, 2008
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38º (degrees) 08.036 minutes South; 176º (degrees) 14.459' (minutes) East
We took the Intercity bus from Auckland, this morning, and arrived in Rotorua by mid afternoon. Rotorua is a city in the district of New Zealand of the same name. The city is in the caldera of an extinct volcano, and there's plenty of steaming hot pools and bubbling holes of hot mud scattered around. The air reeks of rotten eggs. We came here to see the thermal pools and that wasn't hard. They're everywhere. You can hard walk straight for 100 meters without stepping into one. The city park is dotted with them. Some are set up nicely for soaking your tired feet in.
Our Lonely Planet guidebook recommended the Kiwi Paka YHA as a quiet spot for the older backpacker on outskirts of town
If the kids quiet down maybe we can get some sleep tonight. We'll need it because we have a big day planned for tomorrow.