ROTORUA plus

Arriving later than other campers, we were assigned the last vacant parking stall—with the best view in the camp at water’s edge.

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Rotorua caravan park – squeezed into last available stall at water’s edge¬†

 

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Family of swans were there to greet us

 

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Nearby…more geo-thermal

 

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Rotorua Museum & lawn bowling

 

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Rotorua Orchid House

 

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see traveltoon ‘Rotorua – Orchids’ post

more orchids in Gallery/Flora

LAKE TAUPO

So large it appears as an inland sea!

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NZ’s largest lake in centre of north island

 

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Chilly water!

 

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Golf shot contest!

 

TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK – ‘MOUNTAINS OF FIRE’

 

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Mt Ngauruhoe (2291 m)

 

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Hotel Lobby View!

 

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Mt Ruapehu (2797 m) active!

 

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Keeping enough distance?

 

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WAIOTAPU

A blistering hot day with most of the heat being generated from the ‘surrounds’!

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Verdant hills contrast the boiling lake

see traveltoon ‘Waiotapu – Champagne Lake’ post

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An attendant primes geyser with soap…

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…then wait for it!

see traveltoon ‘Waiotapu – Geyser’ post