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jet boat or Rotorua

Old Dec 31st, 2001, 10:26 AM
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jet boat or Rotorua

I have one day in Taranga, as I will be on a cruise ship. I would like to do a jet boat trip, but am wondering if I should instead see Rotorua? How much is there to see in Rotorua? Thanks in advance.
Old Dec 31st, 2001, 05:57 PM
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for excitement and a great experience, I would do the jet boat in a heartbeat!

If you're into thermal activity, Rotorua; the town itself it very nice, the claim to fame, being the thermal springs.

Old Dec 31st, 2001, 06:37 PM
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I am definitely into excitement! Thank you, I will do the jet boat.
Old Dec 31st, 2001, 06:49 PM
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If you wanted to do both you can. There is a place at Rotorua that offers Jet boating, zorbing (which is rolling down a big hill in a big plastic ball)and bungi jumping. There is also a place where you can if you are keen you can do both.

Old Dec 31st, 2001, 09:26 PM
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Hi Pat,

It is possible to both in one day if you are able to drive yourself or pick up a guide or small tour group to take you where you want to go.

On the way to Rotorua (about half way between Tauranga & Rotorua) is a place called Longridge Park. Here they offer Jet Boating on the Kaituna river as well as a farm park, self-drive 4X4 vehicles & eels to feed etc. Then in Rotorua there are all manner of Touristy things to look at - but to me, the best bits are free - the local golf course has a number of boiling mud pools and steam vents which are virtually beside the roadway, plus there is a boiling water spring near the centre of town outside the Musuem.

Aside from these, a friend recently went on a trip out to White Island which is off the coast of Whakatane (less than an hours drive from Tauranga) to walk around this very active volcano. It's claim to fame is that it is the most accessable live active island volcano in the world. A trip out there & tour of the island costs NZ$110 - a bargain IMO! Now on my "must do" list!



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