Arriving later than other campers, we were assigned the last vacant parking stall—with the best view in the camp at water’s edge.
Rotorua caravan park – squeezed into last available stall at water’s edge
Family of swans were there to greet us
Rotorua Museum & lawn bowling
Rotorua Orchid House
see traveltoon ‘Rotorua – Orchids’ post
more orchids in Gallery/Flora
So large it appears as an inland sea!
NZ’s largest lake in centre of north island
Golf shot contest!
TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK – ‘MOUNTAINS OF FIRE’
Mt Ngauruhoe (2291 m)
Hotel Lobby View!
Mt Ruapehu (2797 m) active!
Keeping enough distance?
A blistering hot day with most of the heat being generated from the ‘surrounds’!
Verdant hills contrast the boiling lake
see traveltoon ‘Waiotapu – Champagne Lake’ post
An attendant primes geyser with soap…
…then wait for it!
see traveltoon ‘Waiotapu – Geyser’ post