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New Zealand/2006
Japan to NZ

Napier City
Sight Seeing tour
Art Deco tour
Wine tour

Wellington City
Te Papa Museum
Location tours
-Rover Rings tour
Wine tour

Picton City
Wine tour


Rotorua City

Mount Maunganui

Sky tower
Auckland City
Location tours
Wine tour
Kauri Forests tour

NZ to Japan



Is located in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island. I heard that one third of the population was Maori. Rotorua is well-known for its geothermal activity and the major tourist spot. There are lots of geysers, hot mud pools and hot springs in the city. So as soon as I went out the terminal building of Rotorua Airport, I smelt the sulfur!

Trecks backpackers / NZ$23 per person per night
I arrived at Treck backpackers, which was close to the middle of the town, at about 9:30a.m. Because it was an early arrival, I was misunderstood by the clerk as checking out not in! Even though there was still lots of time untill check-in, I could check in and get a room key. I could get my bed in the hostel much earlier than I had expected so I wasted little time washing my clothes!

I stayed in a femle shared room for 4 nights. There were only 4 beds, a few clothes hooks on the wall and a rubbish bin in the room. The room was very simple but everything was nice and clean.
The walls were thin and it was a small problem. During my stay, the people staying in a small group next door played music at ningt and it was noisy! However, I think that it is much better than some other accommodations I have stayed in before.

There was a large common area and a clean kitchen with kitchen facilities. There were always lots of people cooking up a quick meal. Everybody cooked mountains of food and finished everything on their plates! I fully understood from deep in my heart why every serving size in a restaurant always were so large....
By the way, I haven't cooked a meal yet. Because I never think that I want to do housework while traveling abroad , especially doing the dishes!

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