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Black Swan (As if you couldn't tell)

Bushdale Farm Backpackers

A Cozy Little Place...

I didn't go in, but are you kidding me?


The alternate title was going to be "Cooling off in Burnt Penis" but I thought better of it. We took a day trip to Te Urewera National Park just an hours drive from the coast.

Te Urewera gains its name from a tradition that a Nga Potiki chief, old and feeble, lay down beside a fire and was fatally burnt in the genitals. A literal translation of Urewera is 'burnt penis'. I'm not sure if this legend has anything to do with their current ban on campfires, but you can't be too careful.



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