After Auckland, I decide to go somewhere because I don't want my trip end in Auckland.
So, I went to Rotorua. Actually, I know nothing about Rotorua but I heard about this place before from other backpackers.
So, I booked my bus ticket to Rotorua and the journey took about 3 hours from Sky City(bus terminal), Auckland.
Rotorua is the best place in New Zealand if you want to feel the unique culture of Maori and experience geothermal areas. Trust me, you will like this place.
Rotorua also one of the best place for those who loves extreme activities.
Back to my experience, I stayed at Kiwi Paka (backpackers accommodation) for one night only.
I don't really like the place AND that's why I only stay there one night.
Next day, I packed my stuff and check out from Kiwi Paka. I stayed at Ibis Hotel.
OMG, I love Ibis Hotel and the room rate was quite cheap and affordable....NZD79 per night!
Hotel staff were so friendly and I felt very welcomed and comfortable. My room was clean and spacious.
01 December 2009
I packed my stuff again and stayed at Base Hot Rock ( Base is one of the most popular accommodation for backpackers and flashpackers)...That was my first time, I stayed in the dorm room and shared with 2 ladies and a guy from Australia.
I felt awkward but I had no choice because all single rooms were fully booked.
Next day I moved to Ibis hotel again....LOL.. second time stay at Ibis Hotel. I have to share room with other backpackers and that's why I moved back to Ibis Hotel...
I was in Rotorua for 3 days but I didn't go anywhere. So, I forced myself to book a trip to 'HELL'S GATE'
and Wai Ora Spa.
I had my mud bath, Geothermal reserve walk, and sulphur spa and that cost me NZD115.00. For me, quite expensive right? be prepared because your body will smell like a rotten egg ...LOL, because of the smell, I had to throw my short.
They also sell mud spa product, T-shirts, key chains, and hat also available for sale......
Here are some photo taken from my Rotorua trip..
view from Base
Bye Hell's Gate......and Rotorua.....I was so happy because I have tried the mud spa in Rotorua..
At least, I tried something new and this time I took lot of pictures...
After Rotorua, I went to Taupo....so keep reading my blog.......
to be continued....xoxox