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Need Rotorua advice

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We're planning a March trip to NZ and will spend 3 days in Rotorua. (We don't like rushing around or lots of one-nighters.) We have booked a half day tour/ cruise to the Waimanga valley, and would like some suggestions for the best use of our time to see the thermal areas and Maori culture. Restaurant tips are welcome too. We like to walk, but we're not looking for long hikes or extreme sports experiences.
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    We were in Rotorua this past November for 3 days and really enjoyed it. One of the highlights was the TePo Maori show and dinner. Their buffet was one of the best meals we had in New Zealand and the cultural show was excellent. After dinner they take you by tram to a large geyser lit up very beautifully at night. Another highlight was the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. It's about a 20 minute drive from town and we spent about four hours walking the paths to vast areas of steaming vents, boiling mud pots, etc. It was pretty interesting because different mineral elements displayed a huge palette of colors. Our favorite was the Devil's Bath which is a bright lime green pool.

    We also enjoyed the Ohinemutu Maori village. It's free, however you cannot go inside their traditional meeting house unless you are Maori or invited by a Maori. There is a military cemetery there of Maori men who served in World War II. In World War I they were not allowed to be fighters even though the Maoris were originally warriors. There is also a Christian church there which you can enter and it has a stained glass of Christ dressed in Maori clothing. We were impressed with how well the Maori culture has been kept alive in Rotorua. You will hear them speaking their own language and they have their own school as well as two television stations. At our motel we turned on the TV and saw a children's show similar to Sesame Street but teaching the Maori language.

    We also went to the Government Gardens and Rotorua Museum. The building that the museum was in used to be a bath house where wealthy people came for the supposed curative powers of the waters. We went on a guided tour of the museum which is partly about Maori culture.

    Enjoy your trip to Rotorua. We really did.

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