Rangiriri Heritage Center

When we stopped for coffee at this little place, I had been looking out the side window (as usual) when the car stopped, so the sign below made me giggle out loud when I looked up. 
[In Maori, 'wh' is pronounced 'f', so the sign said 'coffee' after a think.]
Our coffee and snack were delicious and the cashier/host was lovely to us.

There were some really interesting things to see in their museum that was attached to the cafe.
I wish I had taken more photos. But, I'm sure we'll stop there again sometime. Their Facebook page has the most information that I can find on the Rangiriri Heritage Center.


lakeland queen cruise, rotorua

Our original trip to White Island was cancelled due to weather, so Hubby drove us over
to Rotorua for a lunch cruise on the Lakeland Queen, a gorgeous paddleboat.

We had seen black swans along the edge of the lake before, but today was scaups.

While we took a one-hour cruise around Lake Rotorua, we had a lovely lunch buffet.
The food was fabulous and the crew were awesome.

I love the idea that we were on a paddleboat.

The weather in Rotorua wasn't much better, but it was lovely to see the scenery 
from a different perspective.

This church  on Lake Rotorua is part of the Ohinemutu Maori Village.

You can take tours of different types of buildings but the weather kept us in the car.



In case you need a shot of spring, here's one!

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