Some time ago we promised the Grandsons Ayden and Liam that we would take them to Rotorua for a few days and see the boiling mud and swim in a hot pool.
The boys have never been to Rotorua so were looking forward to it after a false start a few months ago, when one of them got sick and we couldn’t go.
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We were also meeting our friends Rob, Helen and daughter Chloe who were on their way to the South Island.
After picking up Fiona from work in Takapuna and then collecting the boys at Ardmore, we were off to Rotovegas! We didn’t leave until late so we weren’t expecting to be in Rotorua much before about 7pm.
As it was cold and there was some pretty rough weather due to arrive, we decided on staying at the Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park which looked pretty good with the hot pools.
It is a well setup place and comes with several thermal pools and a playground for the kids. It was also perfectly located for us as we were just around the corner from Te Puia and Whakarewarewa.
Helen had made a nice tea for us and after settling down Rafe, we moved into an amazingly well setup new kitchen and dining Room. It was all connected to our parks with a covered walkway which I thought was pretty cleverly done.
After a great night of catching up with Rob, Helen and Chloe, we setup the drop down bed for the boys and all turned in for the night.
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I had a good look around the camp in the early afternoon and it is huge. There are 164 powered sites and nearly 30 odd cabins and units and while we were there, the housemovers were setting up some more !
After spending the day in the thermal area, we arrived back just as it started to rain and headed for a hot swim where we caught up with Rob, Helen and Chloe.
After Happy hour and a few glasses of Chardy in the Tracker, we hit the sack for the night.
A great spot to stay for the Hot Pools, for the thermal attractions and the amenities are superb.
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