Day 3 February 22

We arose 7:30 and ate a scrumptious breakfast before trying some adventure. We struck out to find Paradise Valley several miles from Rotorua, a type of zoo with live New Zealand animals. We enjoyed seeing the lovely New Zealand countryside.


After some wrong turns, we found the zoo only to learn it would cost $30 per person to see animals we had seen in their natural habitat in Africa a couple of years ago.

We switched gears and a Maroi Cultural and Thermal park called Te Puia where we saw Pohutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere.

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Pictures later

We were there when the geyser erupted with regularity, almost like Old Faithful in Yellowstone. At the part were also mud pools and heat fissures.

Mid-afternoon we returned to the hotel for naps.

That evening we went to the lounge for a glass of wine then to Mac’s on Eat Street

for a wonderful dinner.