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Well it's been a VERY busy few days and this may be quite an essay but I'll pick up where Amy left off on the last blog, which already seems half a world away (oh, wait...!).
So the cascade of water that in Malaysia they call 'rain' did eventually stop and we ventured out of our burrow in search of food. We wondered across a very English …
... hates this particular restaurant. I won't be returning there in a hurry. Sorry Colonel! I only stopped one more time before getting to the YHA to see the look out point view over the lake. It is vast with mountains in the background, one being Mount Doom, and much of the near side built on with housing and shops. It wasn't exactly pretty but it wasn't ugly. I guess I'd been spoilt before. (Wanaka, I love you more and more). I parked in the car park of the hostel and walked up to ...
... was sort of flapping his hands and I thought he wanted me to copy him, so for bits of my video I'm flapping my hands a bit. Turns out he was just balancing himself.... I wish someone had told me. It was soon time to pull the parachute and after a bit of dancing, blowing kisses and sky swimming we waved goodbye to Kieran as he raced down to the ground to film me land. The canopy flight down was just fantastic! I chatted to Ricky the whole way down and it was just brilliant! Pete ...
Yap, that was my best experience in new Zealand I had up to now. I think it
will be very hard to find something better…
Our hike the next day at Mt. Tongariro, a recently active volcano again, was
pretty nice as well, but not that full of adrenalin ;)
We had to get up at 5 in the morning to get the shuttle at 6. Because the drive
was quite long we started our hike at about 7.30. It was still very cold in
between the hills and old volcanoes. ...
... caves were discovered in 1887 by a local Maori Chief, Tane Tinorau, and an English Surveyor, Fred Mace. Apparently, they floated from the Waitomo River into the caves on a candle-lit raft, and their first discovery was the Gloworm grotto with its myriad of tiny bright lights dotted around the cave ceiling. Tourists have been visiting the Gloworms since 1889. A Gloworm is the larval stage of a 2-winged insect which gives off light to attract ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Nice laid-back atmosphere to the place. Nice bar onsite that does really good food.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.