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New Zealand-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

New Zealand: Rotorua (North Island)

Our first stop after Auckland was Roturua, famous for its hot springs but a very smelly town due to the sulphur. We met up with Louise and Dave who were on their way back to Auckland.

We visited the Roturua Park with its hot springs and mud pools and also went to the Polynesian spa, which has different temperature pools.

very smelly!!!

very smelly!!!

mud pool

mud pool

roturua park with hot springs

roturua park with hot springs

more hot springs

more hot springs

marc, dave and lou at polynesian spa

marc, dave and lou at polynesian spa

We planned to spend 2/3 of our NZ-stay on the South island and 1/3 on the North Island.
After Roturua we headed south to lake taupo to do the Tongariro Crossing (a volcanic national park) but the trek was closed for the next 2 days due to heavy rainfalls.

As our time was limited we decided to head to the South Island right away, spend 2,5 weeks there and then come back to the North Island for our remaining 1,5 weeks (and try to do the crossing then)

© marc and nora L., 2005
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Hello - 5 more days!!! On the 12th of September we are setting off! Our plan is to travel round the world for a period of 10 months. 1st stop: Thailand (1 month) and cambodia 2nd stop: Via Singapore (overland) to Australia where we plan to stay for approximately 4-5 months. 3rd stop: New Zealand (2 months) (north and south island) 4th stop: South America (approx. 3 months) (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and if time and money allows we might visit costa rica)
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Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 11 months
End of journey: Jul 31, 2006
Travelled countries: world-wide
United Kingdom
Thailand
Malaysia
Cambodia
Singapore
Australia
Australia & Pacific
New Zealand
South America
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Canada
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marc and nora L. is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 14 years.
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