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Apr 27, 2005 - Kaikoura & finally a bed to sleep in!!

After 5 nights in a tent staying at picnic sites with no facilities we have finally treated ourselves to 2 nights in a hostel. The added bonus is the hostel has a swimming pool, Sauna & hot tub, as well as free cakes at 5pm everyday and a large video collection - much to Luke's enjoyment!!! We are lapping up the luxury and only made it out today to use the internet. We came to Kaikoura to go and sea whales but have opted instead to go swimming with dolphins. The trip is weather permitting and although the sun has been shinning the trips...

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Dec 4, 2004 - Of swelling waters,smelly pools and shocking short cuts

fri 3rd dec: We started the day early and drove 50 km to Rotorua, the thermal springs capital of NZ. This was an olfactorial experience as well as a visual one, you can tell you are approaching Roturua because of the wafting smell of rotten eggs, and steam drifting across the highway.Steam vents from roadside gardens and parks, even from the drains in places. We attempted to view a Maori experience but having found our nway there we were told it would not be happening till the afternoon, and we did not wish to wait , because there would...

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