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Whakarewarewa Thermal Park

That would have to have been the worst night sleep ever!  My god these beds are sll sunk in the middle and the guys upstairs is making so much noise I swear he is about to fall through my ceiling!  Dont think I'll be staying here again - its only for one more night so spose I cant complain.

Seeing I was up at 4.30am I left the hostel at about 7am.  Went to Macca's for breakfast and went to the information centre to get some info for the Whakarewarewa Thermal Park.  It was only 2km so I decided to walk and yest I was buggered bu the time I got there (mainly cause I got up so early).The thermal park was spectacular but boy did it smell!!!  Think rotten eggs.  Seeing the geisers was amazing and seeing steam and bubbeling mud pools come out of absoultly everywhere was amazing.

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  Never seen that before.  I took part of a tour that I met half way through (now i look back I think I had to pay but no one said anything or noticed me so I just joined anyway!)  The tour takes about an hour and you learn about how the Maori's use to live (cooking, bathing etc).  And what was really intresting was that this thermal park is a living villiage - with people actally living on the thermal park.  As I was walking through, I sort of felt like I was invading their space as it was so personal to them but as i walked past they would all say hello etc.  But I think it is good that they are keeping their tradition alive and make people aware of it - but i must say I cant imaginge living there with a geiser in my frount yard!

A couple of hrs later I make my way back to the city centre - which has a good layout - its like a grid so if you have  a map its handy its hard to get lost.

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  Tutanekai St is where you will find a lot of good dining venues - its right in the middle of town.  I also made a visit to the Govertment Gardens which was lovely, here you will also find the muesum - whish is in a lovely 1908 building.  From here I went back to the hostel and slept for 2 hours - I needed it!  By now I was absolutly starving so I decided to shout myself dinner (the first time since I have been away) at the Pig and Whistle - a pub on Tutanekai St.  I ordered nacho's and a glass of wine.  Wasnt too bad for $9.00 (glass of wine came free with a voucher I had!)  From here, I walked around the city some more and made my way around Lake Rotorua - was very nice!

Back to Auckland tomorrow!

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