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Coasterz 'n' Canyonz Blog Day 11
Big Balls, Big Hills, Big Weather!!! A Walk in the Park
Relocating to Rotorua yesterday evening, we started the day with a walk in the park next to the hotel to see the hot mud springs.
Next - Zorbing
It had to be done in the birth-place of Zorbing, even though we had done it before. Adrian sat this one out, whilst Ian tried the 2 Hydro zorbs (Zig Zag and "The Drop") - basically, loose inside the ball with a bucket of water or two to keep you comfortable, and one "dry" zorb - The "Fast Lane"!. Weather was turning a bit nasty, but it didn't matter for this activity.
Next, a quick bounce down the road, to Skyline Rotorua.
A nice activity centre with a gondola lift up to the top of the hill overlooking the town, lake and surrounding scenery.
Basically, you sit on a tea-tray, with a handle that steer's and brakes - well that's the theory. Give the track heavy rainfall and the braking effectiveness of handle reduces very significantly.
There are 3 tracks to work your way through, a scenic luge (to practice the cart driving), intermediate luge and advanced luge. In the wet, the intermediate became the advanced, and the advanced became the "Oh Sh*t" luge.