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Rotorua + White Water Rafting!

Another early day, see the pattern?We got into Rotorua around 9:30am and hoped right onto our White Water Rafting Adventure! Via Kaitiaki Adventure. We  rafted down the Kaituna River, which was actually ridiculously warm, around 20 Celsius.

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Rotoura Rafting!

The reason we choose to go rafting here was because the Kaituna River contains the highest commercially rated waterfall in the world, a 7 meter tall waterfall!

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The 7m waterfall .

Seriously, this rafting trip was totally worth the money. We had so much fun, me and all the girls from my bus made this trip hilarious AND no one fell out of the boat!   Plus our guide Chuck was hilarious, he was alot of fun.

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After the rafting trip I had to part ways with all my amazing new friends and that was very depressing, it’s the one part that sucks about making new friends while traveling, you eventually have to say goodbye. Thank god for Facebook!

The rest of the day was a chorus day after I hoped off the bus to get ready for my Go East trip. I did manage to take a walk down to this geothermic park.

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That’s that crazy thing about Rotorua, it’s full of geothermic activity, so there is geysers, smoke and  bubbling mud everywhere, and unfortunately that means sulfur dioxide in the air. So pretty much the whole town stinks like eggs, but apparently you get used to it after awhile.

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11 Comments

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    Susan
    March 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    When I was a kid, I got hit in the forehead by some of that mud (not very much). It hurt tho lol.
    Don’t lean over to look at the geysers haha.

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    jimmbboe
    March 22, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Wow the rafting must have been amazing especially down the waterfall, Glad to hear no-one fell out!!

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    gedsas
    March 23, 2010 at 3:31 am

    u look nice Nadine :) my skype is gedas435, would be nice to chat a bit

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    LiveAndLetDice
    March 23, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Definitely wanna try that waterfall one day, looks so much fun!!

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    LOL
    March 23, 2010 at 9:43 am

    @Susan – LOL. I’m laughing for some reason, but getting splashed by a boiling mud bog probably isn’t something I should be laughing about. :-)

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    David
    March 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Nadyneeee, we need videoosssss!!!!!

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    Jas0n
    March 24, 2010 at 4:24 am

    So epic. As David said, we need videos!

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    Taxi
    March 24, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Nadine,

    Taxi from Stray here, i’m the operations manger and I was sent a link to your bog – I must say it’s one of the better ones I have seen. Have a great trip out there in this beautiful country.

    Sweet as :-)

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    jheison
    May 8, 2010 at 9:41 am

    hey how do u manage to be able to travel all over the world it seems like it is for free i want to be able to do that some day so i would love it if you can tell me

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      nadine
      May 10, 2010 at 12:42 am

      It’s not for free, I saved up for 6 months to go traveling :/ There is no magic free traveling for nadine

    What are you thoughts?