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... and were amazed at the steam coming from the culverts on the roads.
We walked to (Eat Street) a separated eating area. We decided to eat at (Brew) a craft beer pub
The meal and the beer was good.
We had a full day commencing with a trip to the local Spotlight store so Narelle could purchase material showing New Zealand's animals and culture. We visited the Government Gardens, and walked around ...
... same league as Yellowstone.
We were heading to Taupo the next day, and so found a free campsite on the way at Lake Okaro. Here we encountered our first strange camper – he was an older Dutch fellow and whilst I was washing up in the sink in the toilets (yes, we sometimes have to wash up in the toilets - one of the low points..!) he came in with a torch and spent a good 10 minutes looking around and commenting on how clean and nice ...
... and open hearted and very very funny they don't take themselves to seriously which I loved. We then had a delicious hungi meal of lamb, chicken, sweet potato and other sides. Everything was perfect surprisingly my favorite part was the sweet potato it is way sweeter then ours and just yummy. We then went onto see our first kiwi birds and some glow worms. It was a beautiful night and Lily was just captivated by everything. ...
... rain while I was in the pools, which was great for the really hot ones! It was also Alexanders birthday - here's another official Happy Birthday!!
The next day I went to the Redwood Forest - officially called the Whakarewarewa Forest, but I still haven't figured out how to pronounce that. It was gorgeous - I did two of the walks there. The first lead me to some great lookout points, and was about 8km up and down ...
... to drive. We opt for the short scenic route which takes us into an area called the Marlborough
Sounds. This was formerly an area of mountains and valleys, but the land has tilted under geological activity and the valleys have been taken over by the sea to form four main sounds, intercut by many waterways, with the mountains remaining as islands in between. An absolute boat owners dream !
Its a beautiful ride but quite ...