Day 4 – Rotorua

Staying at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua.

Since today is the first Sunday on our trip we went to church this morning at St Mary’s.  The church was originally established in the 1800’s as a Maori mission by the Marists.

After church we went to breakfast at Picnic Cafe.  It is on the other side of Government Gardens from our hotel.  This is the tourist area of Rotorua.

This afternoon we hikes through the redwood trees at beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest. First we just did a walk through the woods. It was very different than what I’m used to because of all the redwood trees and the fern trees. Next we did the tree top walk which was great and gave a whole different view of the same forest we had just hiked through.

Today was our first laundry day.  We did two loads in the hotel’s guest laundry.  While we waited we went for a swim in the hotels pool and went in the hot tubs in the Spa area.  Very relaxing way to do laundry.

For dinner tonight we just had snacks and wine in our room.  Afterwards, we played Uno until it was time to go to bed.

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