Travel Blogs from Taupo
... normally 100m wide gets squeezed to 20m and rushes down a 20m drop at a rate of 220,000 litres per second (the same volume as 5 Olympic swimming pools). Our last stop of the day was the geothermal site named "Craters of the Moon" a steamy walkway around craters and pools of bubbling mud which has only been performing since the 1950s. This whole area is big for its geothermal sight seeing and this will no doubt be the first of several as we head north towards ...
... our clothes and sit naked in the mud pools, while strangers walked past and smiled at us none the wiser.
From Rotorua we travelled an hour south to Taupo. During our time here we've been to some beautiful hot natural springs, endured a scenic walk to a pretty nice waterfall, visited PAC 'n SAVE a lot (New Zealand's version of Macro) and watched Lord of the Rings, as how could we not in New Zealand. Tomorrow we're heading to NZ's windy capital: ...
... almost run someone over and skid.
If someone hasn't invented toe warmers specifically for triathletes (or marketed them that way), they should.
Getting out of the water and then riding even with dry socks is terrible. I had numb toes and feet and ankles through my first km run.
A marathon is 42.2 km. I asked someone while running and they laughed.
If a canon goes off right behind you and you ...
... br> Right, now we're going to write about the next place immediately afterwards. I hope you enjoy reading that as much as you enjoyed reading this. Unless you didn't enjoy reading this, in which case I hope you enjoy the next entry more. Or not. Whatever, enjoy this blog as much as you see fit.
P.S. There will be no pictures for this entry or the next couple as the computer we're currently using won't allow us to save our own pictures. Sorry about that.
... easy but it meant I barely got moving. In the end a Mexican woman came and dragged me down! Never did find out her name but I must have thanked her a million times!! As we went down we could see a couple of lakes. This made another view you would normally only see in made up pictures - with the red crater, the mountain and these sparkling lakes. After this the route was fairly straightforward (in comparison). The last hour was tough as ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSpa Hotel Taupo
Nice laid-back atmosphere to the place. Nice bar onsite that does really good food.
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