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... The national park is world famous for being the backdrop for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I'm keeping an open mind and trying not to judge even if the worst movies of all time were shot here. Amy's talking about dropping a ring she brought into "Mount Doom" apparently it's got something to do with the movies, I explain I will have no part in this based on my personal principles. Once we got to the lodge we were greeted by a slightly, ok very eccentric lady. I've never seen a march quite like ...
The weather wasn't great when we arrived in Taupo on Friday night, but we were able to find a free campsite which is always good! On Saturday we tried and failed to find the Taupo Riverside market (!) so instead decided to make our way north to the Huka falls. This was probably one of the largest waterfalls I've ever seen, not for the hight bit for the width and ...
... them is something to see! They then cool the water down over rocks and have 3 hot pools at varying degrees of heat, 37, 35 and 32 degrees for public bathing! We got introduced to the Maori culture learning quite a lot including the meaning behind the famous New Zealand all blacks song..the HAKA..which they stole from the mauri's...they danced for us after serving their traditional hungi underground steamed ...
... shallow for a long way out so is very safe and nice and warm. Chris didn't want to come in for a swim initially but relented when I threatened her with handing back the Wimp title. But she did thoroughly enjoy it as did I. We then came back to our personal hot tub at the back of our apartment which was very nice indeed. On the way to Taupo, we stopped off for a coffee at a little place called Taihape ...
... which is nice. Unlike in Canada, the taxes of commodities are included in the sticker price. So the price you see on the tag is the actual price you pay…genius!
Overall, these are pretty minor differences to adjust to and it’s been fairly easy, and fun! In two more weeks, most of this will probably come naturally to me.
Sorry no photos this post, see my Facebook for some recent ones if you haven't already! I promise to include some next ...