Next Stop: Rotorua

Welcome to our second day.

This place was beautiful in its own way. Not in the rolling green hills or crystal clear-blue water ways, but in the uniqueness of the nature and structures in this town. But let me tell you, this place smells like ass and rotten eggs, of course because it is known for the geothermal activity, but still, prepare yourselves.

We made the short 2.5-hour trek from Auckland to Rotorua. We really used every moment of every day, especially today. As soon as we arrived in Rotorua, we quickly checked into our hostel and then went to explore all that Rotorua had to offer.

What we saw, was a lot, and I mean a lot, of mud pools and geothermal areas. Rotorua is known for its geothermal activity and thermal hotspots. We explored the hot springs that were in the town, then ventured out to find some natural beauty in the forest and on the lakefront.

We did a brief hike through the iconic Redwood Forests and took an exploration up in the trees by doing the bridge walkways that ran through the trees. From there, we drove the blue and green lakes where we were awed by the natural beauty of two different yet similar lakes one on either side of us. We began our hike but turned around when the rain began to downpour on us.

From there we hopped in the car and explored the lakefront of Rotorua as you can see in the pictures above. Fair warning, Rotorua smells like thermal hot pools throughout the town and you cannot escape it. If you don’t know what this smells like, imagine fertilized eggs smelling throughout the town.

That’s all I got for you tonight.

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