Raceline Karting at Off Road NZ

Off Road NZ had their open day today in Rotorua which involved some nicely discounted rides on all their offerings. The weather was pretty miserable, with lots of overnight and early morning rain, but when I headed out there around 9:30am the sky was relatively clear.

The one thing I was most excited about trying was the new Raceline Karting which just opened in August 2010.
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Pure Luxury Cruise on Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua

Ever wanted to board a 50+ foot luxury catamaran and sail around Rotorua’s third largest lake?

Well, now thanks to Pure Cruise in Rotorua you can.

This morning, half the staff from my office including myself were lucky enough to get a famil on the luxury 53 foot catamaran that cruises Lake Rotoiti.
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Sledging down the Kaituna

This morning Jason and I ventured out to Kaitiaki Adventures for a little white water sledging adventure down the Kaituna River.

We arrived bang on 9am which is the time we were told to be there by, we then had to wait for the other customers to arrive as they were being picked up from town by the courtesy van. Continue reading Sledging down the Kaituna

Joshua’s first Helicopter ride

Well, after my workmate Craig Hammond went up on a floatplane ride over Mt Tarawera with Volcanic Air Safaris’ (VAS) last week, I was pretty envious. But fear not, Ann Parker from VAS said I could come down when ever I liked to have a free transfer back to the airport, as they store the helicopters there every night. Continue reading Joshua’s first Helicopter ride

Melbourne Cup at Agroventures, Rotorua

There’s plenty of fun to be had at Agroventures in Rotorua. With five different adventure activities all on the one property, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to enjoy Rotorua if you enjoy a little adrenaline pumping action.

Our office staff at Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing were invited out to Agroventures this evening to celebrate the Melbourne Cup. We were split into two teams and competed head to head in four of the heart pounding activities fighting for the best score. Continue reading Melbourne Cup at Agroventures, Rotorua

My 12,000ft Skydive

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Today I was lumped with the job of looking after six media delegates from around the world on a trip out to the Rotorua Airport for a complementary Skydive with N-Zone while they were in town for TRENZ ’08. A bit out of the usual job description for a humble Web Development Co-ordinator at Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing, but I was up for the challenge, and I thought it would be a good chance to spend a nice autumn day outside. Continue reading My 12,000ft Skydive