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Bay of Plenty

Day 2 of my 23rd birthday get away in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

Day two of our Bay of Plenty trip was packed with activities! We visited Blue Lake, wondered around the Redwoods Forest, explored Wai-O-Tapu and went up the Gondola.

We got up early and go for a walk around Lake Tikitapu (also known as Blue Lake), just a quick 15-minute drive from Rotorua.

Not so far away from the Lake is the Redwoods Forest. With over 5,600 hectares of forest, the Redwoods (Whakarewarewa Forest) is a place not to be missed. A range of activities can be enjoyed here, including walking, mountain biking,horse riding and treewalking!

It is free to explore the forest, however, entry to the Redwoods Treewalk is $30 per person.

After a wee wonder around Redwoods, we explore the thermal wonderland – a spectacular showcase of New Zealand’s unique geothermal elements. We spent most of our days here. There are three walks in total.

We finished our day high up in the sky. We took the Gondola up to Rotorua’s Aorangi Peak and enjoy a paronama view of Lake Rotorua.