ROTORUA: Smells of rotten eggs. But don't judge it. Its a great place! Previously we have written about Tamaki Moari Experience, Luging, White Water Rafting and some other bits in Rotorua. An hour from Taupo, its still got soooooo much to do, but this is what we would recommend on top of the other things!!
LUGING: So we have made it clear how much of a MUST DO this is!!!! Its so much fun its crazy. We had to have another go at it. But whilst we were there we saw something new...they had built a flying fox (zipline) and we wanted to play!! This has to be one of the most fun places in the world to work. The flying fox is great. theres two lines so you can race someone and you can attach GoPro to your helmet so can forever have the proof of me winning (mwahahaha!!!) We laughed at the end because the guy said.."if you don't fancy climbing down the stairs you can jump off it if you like..."Yep ok then. Incase we forgot we were in the craziest country in the world. Its basically a controlled jump to the ground but it just adds to the fun. LOVE this place. So if you didn't have a reason before, you def have one now :)
AGROVENTURE: So we just rocked up at this place, we hadn't really heard much about them but if you haven't got much time in New Zealand but wanna get a few things ticked off your list go here. You turn up, buy a voucher on how many things you wanna try and its CHEAP!!!! Bungy, Swoop, Shweeb, Indoor skydive, jet boating...theres loads!!! We did Shweeb and SWoop and left very happy. Its the only place in the world you can shweeb. Its basically a little pod, 2 tracks and you race your partner round the track, pedalling as fast as you can. if you beat their time as well you get $1000 prize. Its definitely do able too as we weren't far off!!! Its great fun and something different. You fly round the bends! We did Swoop as well which id basically wghere you are tied up in a sleeping bag with 1 or 2 more of your mates and you are hoisted up like 50m ooff the ground maybe and whenever you are ready (your in charge) you pull the cord and off you fly!!! My fav bungy swing that I have done and I would def recommend it!!! Great place! very impressed.
PARADISE SPRINGS: This is cool. Its a trout farm and little zoo. but they have BABY LIONS and the lion enclosure is one of the best I have ever seen. You get so close to them :) We got to pet the baby lion but I don't think youll be able to do it for much longer as they are getting big!
HELLS GATE SPA: JUST DO IT!!! Hot mud baths and hot sulphur springs. Its just what a backpacker needs after a hard week of jumping off things :)
Rotorua also has some realllyyy good night markets. keep an eye ouon the web for when they are in the week but def go. Delish food stalls :) xxx