After some hard days of riding we now had some days off the bike to recuperate and get a trip to the thermal area of Rotorua into the itinerary. We left the bikes and half the luggage at the hotel in Hamilton. They had agreed to keep them until our return to them on Sunday.
We caught an intercity bus to Rotorua arriving at 12.00. In the afternoon we took a taxi to the outskirts of town and explored the Mauri Arts and crafts centre and Whangamata thermal area.
The day was rounded off by a soak in the motels swimming pool heated to 32C by thermal water.