Steamy sightseeing

Rotorua’s “Buried Village is a museum where you can walk around the excavations and see a Victorian gentleman’s hat and Sunday best crockery preserved in mud as perfectly as were the artefacts from ancient Pompeii,” Gill Williams describes in a travel piece for the Mirror. “I’m based in Rotorua for the first half of my trip to New Zealand. It’s the hub of the ‘thermal region’ and one of the country’s top holiday resorts. It’s also home to Rainbow Springs, a wildlife park [and home] to some of the rarest animals on the planet.”


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Symonds Street Cemetery Oasis of Wonder

Symonds Street Cemetery Oasis of Wonder

Auckland’s Symonds Street Cemetery is another New Zealand landmark included on travel site, Atlas Obscura. Atlas Obscura writes: “One of Auckland’s oldest cemeteries was partially demolished during the construction of a major…