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Travel Blogs from Taupo
... swimming....every cloud and all that!
We had a lovely leisurely breakfast by the lake followed by a walk out to Huka Falls. It's a really nice easy walk out along the river, but it definitely takes longer than the hour and a half quoted by the lady in the i-site! We reckon she was talking about the route through the town, or maybe discounting our accidental detour through a ...
... to one of Hans infamous travel quotes “This is the best ice-cream I have ever had” regarding a cone of New Zealand’s own “Hokey Pokey” - ohhh the hokey pokey, it certainly made Hannah go rah-rah.
It wasn’t all ice cream and giant lakes in Taupo; we unfortunately had our first real taste of travel disappointment. It was our intention to travel to the nearby Tongarrio alpine crossing for an 8 hour scenic trek ...
... It was now just the three of us and the pilot. Rob started whispering to the pilot but I had no idea what was going on. Suddenly Rob looked around at me winked and shouted 'this is for my home boy'. Suddenly the planes engine shut out and started falling. We were in zero gravity. I floated out of my chair and started floating around the plane. It was like being in space and is probably the coolest thing I have ever experienced. I was floating for a good 5 seconds until ...
... and him arriving within minutes. We had a catch up then headed off to Tongariro National Park, home of the one and only Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings. Aka the one Peter and I spent about an hour trying to find on our drive up to Taupo (cue me saying 'is that it?' about every slightly triangular mountain). IT WAS IT. At last. The trek was lovely, views amazing as per and then on the way back we for a post-tramp hot spring soak ...
... quite as bad as they had before, but still enough that we needed to get it sorted. However, it was a bank holiday and we had no idea how to get an appointment with a doctor in NZ. So, a visit to the i-site was the order of the day. They talked us through the process and found out which surgery was on duty today.
We easily got Kim an appointment, but the downside was that it would cost $110 just to see the doctor, because it was a bank holiday. ...
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