Lake Taupo Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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We ended the day with fish and chips as the sun set over Lake Taupo...the largest lake in NZ. It is formed in the crater of an extinct volcano so it has mant rivers running in to it but only one running out. This river is very powerful and is used to generate hydro electric power. We visited the Huka Falls which is one of the places where HEP is generated. There is nothing to see and hear but gushing rushing water as the huge river tries to get through a ...
... swimmers elude to completing in their lifetime. (Adam who we met in Auckland later is one of the very few in the whole world who have done all 7).
Bryan has the channel swim under his belt now so hopes at some point to add a few more.
So the following morning off he went to meet Phil and get some advice on completing this one.
Followed by a swim of course!
Then the journey up North Island began.
The scenery on the ...
Day 30 - Taupo Kioura - hello in Maori.. A day of adventure - white water rafting.. Woke up after our first night of “freedom camping” alongside the Mohaka river - stunning setting, and the best is that it cost nothing.Thank goodness for the Campervan facilities on-board - particularly with the ladies on board..Met up at 09:00 with a dozen other people and after a briefing and a short drive to the river, we proceeded to spend ...
... if you are really falling - the ground
totally taken from underneath your feet, but it soon turns to absolute freedom,
feeling as if you are just floating and looking all around with uninterrupted
views of the Lake and the mountains – a huge grin inducing moment.
That evening we found ourselves at Reids Farm campsite
(which is free and right next to the river!) where we bumped into our Dutch
... The harbour was very nice with with a backdrop of surrounding mountains and a magnificent seascape to enjoy as you wander amongst the quaintly restored wooden bistro bars and cafés. The atmosphere in the city was laid back but with a sporty vibe. There were lots going on such as bike hire, 'stand up paddle yoga' , helicopter rides , climbing walls and street entertainers as well as the usual water sports ...