it can be described as smelling distinctly like rotten eggs, and truth be told, it is indeed an odoriferous city. The smell however grows on you

Polynesian Spa

Rating: 4 out of 5.

We got our entry included to this beautiful hidden gem in New Zealand when we bought a travel package from Peter Pans, which is great for low-budget backpacking. You can also visit direct and pay a one-off ticket entry which range from $10 to $50 – depending if you want to visit the family pool areas or you’d rather a private one for your own-.

We went in the evening right after a long day of walking and exploring around. Once arriving they kindly come and greet you to show you the way inside. The scenery is incredibly beautiful and worth the $10 general entry we paid.

The only downside is the strong smell, which can be hard to get used to. As they reference “it can be described as smelling distinctly like rotten eggs, and truth be told, it is indeed an odoriferous city. The smell however grows on you”

Credits to Klook for the picture.

Rotorua, New Zealand

New Zealand is an amazing experience, no doubt. It is not only amazing for the views and landscapes but for the people, the kindness and grace they all share when getting to know tourists. Everyone was happy to help us, and they were incredibly patient not only in the hostal we stayed, but even strangers in the streets.

We only had time to visit the northern island, which is so beautiful and peaceful. We booked our adventures with PeterPans Adventure Travel, they gave us amazing discounts for a range of activities such as zorbing, rafting, visiting the glowworm caves and the thermal baths in Rotorua.

Rotorua is also called the volcanic city, and its’ distinctive smell is hard to ignore once you arrive to the city. We wondered around and walked around different lakes, interestingly enough every lake had a different distinctive colour, from red, purple, yellows and greens…The colour of the lake can be attributed to rhyolite and pumice on the lake bed. You can read more about it here.