Zoe and Ed's Travels
We are in Rotorua enjoying a break from the rain which has been very heavy and persistent lately. Today we visited Te Whakarewarewa, a thermal village where there has been a maori settlement for over 300 years and home to the Pohutu geyser (see picture!), as well as bubbling mud pools and boiling lakes etc.. After arriving in the north island 5 days ago we spent some time in Wellington, and we particularly enjoyed the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. We visited the longest place name in the world: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. Phew. It was a small hill. Then the rain arrived. We attempted to drive to Taupo but the road was closed due to snow. Then we decided to go around the coast and got the van thoroughly bogged in on a campsite by the coast and had to be pushed out. Eventually we abandoned the Taupo idea and went to Rotorua instead, and luckily found a campsite with Sky so we were able to watch the footy this morning; come on England!