Driving to Rotorua today.. We stopped off at the caves we were tubing in yesterday and we walked through some dry.
Got to Rotorua at about 12 and went for a walk. Its a cute little town. We walked through government gardens and a huge sulphur lake, saw loads of holes in the floor bubbling ans steaming. Walked to a wildlife refuge and saw black swans :) went to Lake Rotorua and then to some more really impressive sulphur lakes by our hostel.
We did mud masks when we got home with mud from Rotorua.
Went to a Maori night that evening. It was really good. They did an intimidating welcoming ceremony where they stuck their tongues out and bulged their eyes. Then we walked around the village learning about different aspects of Maori life.
Then they put on a show - dancing and singing, and a short film about the history of Maori people.
Dinner was amazing! It was a proper roast! Lamb, chicken, fish, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce omg it was soooo good! And the dessert was even better! Sponge and custard and pavlova yum!
The best part of the night however was our Maori bus driver! He was sooo funny. He did 61 accents from over the world and on our way home he sang 'we all go round the mulburry bush' and went round and round and round the roundabout! Lol