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Travel Blogs from Waiatarua
... a stunning tour on a tiny train up through the bush to a lookout (The Eye-Full Tower) over the unbelievably turquoise waters of Coromandel and Waiheke Island beyond.
- Boat trip from Whitianga - skipper was undeniably decent eye-candy.....Clare and I both turn into giggling school-girls. Shameful!
- Cathedral Cove- even though it was *******-it-down, in true British spirit we continued our walk down to this beautiful spot. We wouldn't have been wetter if we'd gone for a swim ...
... Brooke got the gluten free meals which had possibly the most disgusting bread and brownies we have ever tasted. The brownie actually tasted like ash. Sammie and my meals were a little better but still not up to the standard I remember. I eat anything and usually have no problem with airline food (I'd go so far to say I actually like it) but this was ****! We arrived in LA at midday and did the usual customs bizo. I ...
... thermal pools, which was very pleasant, and went to Tongariro National
Park. We stayed here for a couple of nights,
in the hope of seeing Mt Ngauruhoe, aka Mt Doom for you Lord of the Rings fans,
but there was a cloud parked on it –which
refused to move for the whole time we were there. But it’s a great place for tramping, which is
what walking is called here, and we
tramped to Taranaki Falls ...
... biking so set off to source bike shorts… let me tell you, the only thing more depressing than bathing-suit shopping is shopping for padded bike-shorts – this item of clothing being particularly soul-destroying to purchase because not only do they make it look you are wearing a bloated diaper under spandex, but they are also extortionately expensive. Bye bye dignity!
But I suppose the ...
We walked around the city, through the park and to the sky tower. (The sky tower is the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere, and people have the opportunity to jump off it attached to wires.) I strolled around an abandoned University of Auckland. We had a great vegan snack at the Loving Hut, and I really enjoyed the Auckland Art Gallery. After looking at the art there we went to a talk some American professor ...