Log in

No account? Create an account

purplekat99 in americansonwhv

Tip of the Day!

my first weekend trip from auckland was to the thermal wonderland (to quote those dang heritage hotel commercials!) of rotorua, a town about 3 hrs south. this town has it all! thermal geysers, maori culture, adrenalin and adventure activities! i did a rafting trip, saw some geysers, did some hikes and rented and drove my first car on the other side of the road! i took the bus to town originally because everyone was like, it's a big holiday weekend (i went over easter, which is a 4 day weekend in NZ!) and everyone is going to be on the roads. but when i got to town and realized that NZ'ers definition of "everyone on the road" doesn't even compare to what i was used to on a daily basis in los angeles, i sucked it up and hired a car in roto. it was a great place to learn to drive again!

anyway, where i stayed in rotorua was great, the kiwi paka YHA lodge. it was a bit out of town, but the facilities made up for it. i got a single room in the lodge and shared a bathroom which was located in the centre. it was clean, quite, the staff was super helpful and plenty of parking! i would stay here again.