The country of New Zealand has so much to offer, but people really don’t know much about my country; which is why I’ve decided to dedicate an entire blog series to my travels in this great land. I know a lot has happened in NZ recently, but I won’t let things like earthquakes distract myself from the urge to explore how beautiful this country is.
There will be no rhyme or reason to how I organise the blogs. It will be just my camera, my adventures, and me letting you into this beautiful world we call New Zealand.
Unfortunately it was cloudy when I visited Rotorua Museum.
But here is a photo of Rotorua Museum at a sunny day. (Courtesy of RotoruaNz)
And here is what rotorua museum interior looks like.
Culture is such an important component of New Zealand life, which is why the Rotorua Museum is as equally as important. Here you can discover and learn about the Māori culture, which is significant to this region. With innovative displays, guided tours, architecture, and cinematic experiences, the museum has so much to offer to the native New Zealander and the international traveler. While there, take a few moments in the Bath House building to truly appreciate the culture and architecture.
Wai-O-Tapu+ Te Puia
At Te Puia
These thermal pools were created out of volcanic activity many, many years ago, and now are considered New Zealand’s most colorful and interesting geothermal attraction. This is about as close as you can get to a volcano in New Zealand, and I had a blast. You can see me enjoying the terrain of the area. And if you look closely, you can see the fog emanating from the geysers and pools. Make sure you stop over at the Mud Pool and the Lady Knox Geyser too.
The photos above are all from Wai-o-tapu
And more photos from Te Puia
If I have to chose one between these two, it’s defiantly Wai-o-tapu, because they have a lot more beautiful geothermal pools inside.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
I know, you don’t usually think of a fashion blogger going spelunking, but that’s just what I did at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in the northern King Country region. The glowworm is truly a weird thing that is unique to New Zealand. Essentially, they are little worms that radiate a beautiful light, which is only amplified because there are thousands of them in these caves. The Boat Ride that glides through these caves gives an otherworld feeling as you are submerged underground sailing like you are on a river. It is a truly magnificent experience.
And finally quick tip, I booked most of tickets ahead on bookme.co.nz, you can get cheaper price on that. And make sure you double check how long it will take to go through each places and how long when you travel between places, so you don’t miss out on your next activity. The key is being organised, you will have a lot fun and save some money at the same time.