Well we had a bit of a nightmare day yesterday on Friday 13th. We didnt think we would be able to fly to Rotorua as there was snow and really low fog! We ended up being delayed by about 3 hours and got into Rotorua at 3pm. We then got to the hostel, which was horrible, and decided to go and find a hire car as the ones at the airport were expensive. We walked for 2 hours and found 5 places but they were either really expensive or automatics, so we decided to book a bus to Tauranga for today instead (which goes in 2 hours). So anyway, because of the car hunting we missed the maori show we wanted to go to, but happened to walk the wrong way back to the hostel and found another one at the Novotel. We asked if there were any places left and 2 people had just cancelled!! Luck was finally getting on our side. So we booked in, and ran back to the hostel to get changed. The maori show was a meal cooked in a hangi, it was quite nice, better than I thought it would be, and then an maori group sang songs and danced. It was really quite interesting.
Today we have been to Hells Gate spa and had a mud bath and sulphur spa. It is so smelly and has made my skin quite dry, but I think that is becuase it is so hot. We've just had a lovely luncha nd are now waiting for the bus to Tauranga.
Will update soon (I've added a few more photos to some of the existing ones)