What a smell! January 13th 2011 We went to the Skyline luge where we had a gondola ride up the mountain. We then got to luge on a 2km track which was great fun. In the afternoon we went to Te Puia, a Maori cultural centre where we saw bubbling mud pools and a geyser that shot boiling water 15m high. There was also a cooking pool where the water was nearly boiling all the time and they used to use this for cooking their food.
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Rotorua The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more