We started early with the drive to Rotorua. Arrived there in the end of the
morning and booked a cabin at the All Seasons Holiday Park (NZ $ 48,- for a spacious
cabin). The rest of the day was spent on sightseeing and visiting the impressive Wai-OTapu. The only interesting bird was a (North Island) Tomtit (Petroica macrocephala
toitoi, Maori-vliegenvanger) at Wai-O-Tapu. It took me hours of mind-bending deciding
on a route to see Pureora NP, have a fair chance to find Blue Duck and ending in Taupo
all in one day!