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New Zealand: Rotorua’s Alpin Motel and Conference Centre Provides a Great Place to Stay

Alpin Motel and Conference Centre

Rotorua’s Alpin Motel and Conference Centre was our favorite motel in New Zealand. It had all the comforts of home and added a hot tub filled with geothermally heated and mineralized water. The room was large, had a kitchen, and the couple in charge were really nice. The motel was the only place we stayed that provided a French press, or plunger, and ground coffee to go in it. (Everywhere else had instant coffee.)

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New Zealand: Rotorua on a Rainy Day

The Rotorua Museum, closed for earthquake renovations

We decided to walk into town this morning over going to another attraction like Te Puia or Waimangu Volcanic Valley. There were a lot of gray clouds, but we had purchased waterproof coats in Auckland, so we thought we could weather the storm.

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