Chris de Burgh said it best in his song Fatal Hesitation when he sang,
In the rain, ♫
The signs warned us to stay out of the pools.
But the pools broke the contract by flooding the bridges and walkways!
Despite the weather, this town had a lot going for it. Our hotel room in the Rotvegas Motel had a private Jacuzzi tub. The water was heated geothermally so I didn’t feel guilty using all that hot water. Being “wasteful” of water was really a treat for someone living through the recent Californian Drought.
We also visited the mud baths at Hell’s Gate for an affordable and fun spa experience. I don’t have any photo’s, but I would encourage you to hop over to their site. If you only do one thing in Rotarua it should be this!
This stop was a mud bathing, tub dwelling, movie in hotel room lazy kind of interlude – much needed in the midst of all our travels.