We spent the next morning / early afternoon cycling around Rotorua. Not on our own though, but with the Happy Ewe Cycle Tours. Described as a “leisurely ride around the heart of Rotorua. With no hills and little traffic, it’s easy for anyone to do.” A nice change of pace compared to the previous day of zorbing & white water rafting. (and things to come in Waitomo)
A park we went through. The clear spring is neutral water while the blue/green spring right next to it is actually alkaline.
Ohinemutu Tama-te-kapua (Meeting House)
The world’s largest man-made floating wetland. (With the letters R-O-T-O-R-U-A in it)
Alkaline pool. (One of nature’s best skin products)
The last of Madam Rachel’s bathing boxes. Back in the early 1800’s she conned people into thinking that the spring water (equivalent to vinegar) would cure ailments.
Rotorua Museum – Opened as the “Great South Seas Spa” in 1908. (But didn’t do so well and eventually closed down)
Afterwards we headed out into farm country and to the Agrodome. There we took in their Farm Show.
Learned about 19 amazing sheep breeds.
Amy got to milk a cow!
Feeding baby lambs.
Watching the expert sheepdogs.
On the way back to Rotorua we stopped in for a walk at the Hangarua Springs.
The spring is 15 meter deep and has a flow of roughly 1,250L per second.
Until next time….