On Thursday 19 of July 2012 my family went to Rotorua. The reason that we went to Rotorua is because my dad had a conference that he had to go to and it was on thursday and friday so we went with him. My sister Ruby, my brother Liam and me knew that my dad was going to Rotorua but it was a surprise in the morning for us kids that the whole family was going aswell. In the morning when it was about 6:15 we were all still sleeping but we didn’t know that mum and dad were already up and the night before my mum had been packing our bags when we were asleep. Once we had had breakfast in the morning we went to Rotorua. it took us about 3 hours to get there but it was worth it. On the first day when my dad was in his conference my family were trying to figure out what we were going to do because we wanted to save the really exciting stuff to do with my dad. Once we had decided what we're going to do we went to see some geysers. Sulphur Bay is a big bay full of geysers. One is called the Coffee Pot because when people use to bathe in it, it would stain their skin because it was so brown. Then we went to the Rotorua Museum ( Old bath house .)
It was all really interesting.First we went into a room to see a movie where the seats moved in the earthquake which was in the movie. After the movie we walked around the museum and saw heaps of different thing and we went up onto the roof where there was an amazing view.
We had a choice at one point to go underground or go up onto the roof and first we all chose to go onto the roof. We had to go down stairs to go down to underground and we had to go up stairs to go onto the roof.
In the end part of the museum there was a huge part of it that was all maori designs and Green stone necklaces or earrings. The whole museum was really interesting and I loved going there.
That night when we were finished at the museum we went and had dinner at a restaurant called Fat Dog. They have really good food there.
The next day that we were there my dads conference finished at lunchtime so we went to skyline. When we were on the Gondoliers we got my brother to take a picture of my mum, my dad, my sister and me.
When we got up the top the first thing we went on is the Sky Swing. It was going to be my dad, my brother and me but then my sister wanted to go on it so it was all us kids. I was the brave one out of all my family and I was the one that pulled the rope to release us. Out of all of us, my brother was the scariest and he is the oldest. Me and my sister really loved it and to go on it again but it was to expensive to go on it again.
Next we went on the luge and it was lots of fun. I went on it 2 times. The first time my family was around me and I went back on the chairlift with him but on the second time I went I went with no one around and I went back in the chairlift alone.
The next day we went to Rainbow Springs where we got to feed trout, see birds, see adult Tuatara and babies,see 3 kiwis and go on The Big Splash. The Big Splash is a ride that you go on and if you are at the front or at the back, you get soaked. I went on the ride 7 times and the ride was all free. The first 2 times I went to it I sat in the second row and the third time that I went on it I went in the front with my dad and when we went down the big drop my dad was leaning forward so we both got soaking wet. It was heaps of fun but after I was really cold. Where some of the Trout were, there was 2 swans and one of them kept biting our shoes. we also got to feed the trout.
On the second to last day that we were in Rotorua My mum brought me a Green Stone necklace that was the shape of a heart and I chose it. When we got home I had to pay my mum $20 because it costed $40 but me and my mum went halves.