So, today...Te Puia, Skyline Skyrides & Zorbing. The guy was so helpful, he even tells us which bus to take us to all the places we want to go. coz kami tidak sewa kereta. That is the CityRide Bus (Green Bus) only cost us $2.00/pp per ride. but sya baru found out tadi dorang ada Day Saver pass for $6, kimets kalau tidak save lagi $8...apa bulih buat sudah terlambat..
Gerry "mindiha" mau ikut tu wood carving
Next was the Maori concert. A leader was chosen to represent our 'tribe' - the tourists. The 'powhiri' or 'traditional welcome' started with the Maori warrior - dressed in traditional Maori clothes - doing a war dance. This dance is supposed to scare off enemies. The warrior then placed a leaf on the ground as an offering of peace to our leader. The our leader picked up the leaf as an acceptance of the welcome.
The concert included native songs and dances, such as the poi dance where the skillful females moved fibre balls suspended by threads in rapid circular motions, action songs also known as Waiata a Ringa, and stick games known as Tititorea and Ti rakau. A beautiful maori love song called Pokarekare Ana...can view here from someone's youtube, then the Haka - the male war dance.
Then after semua sudah habis, dorang suruh the male tourist lagi buat tu war dance. Berabis sya tolak Gerry naik atas stage, tapi malu-malu lagi, nasib one of the maori guy bawa dia.
Then kami naik bus balik lagi town centre mau pigi lunch, lagipun Skyline & Zorb punya jalan, the other way lagi. So kami sampai Skyline skyrides around 2.45pm. We got special price $30/pp for gondola + 2 luge, normally $33. Kami ada tanya juga pasal tu sky swing...tapi dua-dua penakut.
We took the Hydro Zorb for 2person $35 each. Kami tanya if ada yang dry punya, tidak mau baju kami basah, dorang bilang tiada & kena hire baju $2 each. So cepat-cepat lah kami tukar baju, mau catch the last bus at 5.15pm...trus tidak sempat ambil gambar...just this one pic.
just one pic from Zorb... :(
Kami sempat naik the last bus, itupun berabis kami belari-lari pigi sana depan gate masa kami nampak the bus datang.
Time ni sya tidak pakai bra, me & gerry tidak pakai sansut, sebab kana basah time zorbing. nipis bah tu clothes hire, ternampak lah nipple tu nanti, om sajuk lagi...
Tidak apa juga kalau balik tidak pakai bra...3 juga lapis baju saya. ;-) hehe.