I don’t usually join my husband on his fishing trips, but I’m always keen to go to Rotorua so I tagged along. I broke my arm just before the trip and had to rethink my plans. Stand up paddleboarding was out. I traded lounging in thermal springs for a pedicure. Fortunately a broken limb did not impact our Wai-O-Tapu excursion.
Wai-O-Tapu thermal area covers 18 sq.km of collapsed craters, cold and boiling pools of mud, water and steaming fumaroles. A portion of this is open to the public. We completed all three walks through the park, admiring the wide range of colours created from different mineral elements.
- bilingual (English & Maori) Catholic Mass at St. Michael’s
- pedicure at Professional Nail Care
- fishing (Allen)
Food & Drink:
- Craft Brew Kitchen
- Zippy’s Cafe
- Cabbage Tree Cafe, Tirau
Transportation: Hertz Car Rental