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... We walked past bubbling pools and mud and steam was everywhere. It was an surreal sight and again I do not think the pictures do it justice. Anthony does have some that do. The colour of the rock depends on what chemical reactions are happening. Really interesting.
When we got to the artists palette it was beautiful the whole lake is coloured with steam rising off it and you can walk across it on a ...
... of them and they are a bit younger than we are used to, but it's pretty cool to find some of the trees brought over from California. Time to explore downtown and see if we can get a power cord. Just after parking in town, the sole of my trekking sandals separates from the insides...now we're also searching for a shoe repair. After a bit of independent exploring we cannot find either of our objectives..what we do find is a walk-in hair salon. Erin ...
... is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Version 45 of our plans had been to visit Waiheke Island for some wine tasting, but with all this going on, it felt best to hang around and take in the atmosphere. The harbour was buzzing as they had also got a buskers festival going on and there was loads of quality street entertainment. Just like Brighton in May, but with hot weather.
We headed back to our hotel and watched the celebration fireworks over the harbour and ...
... Puia Park was a little touristy but very well done and interesting and certainly worth the money (especially since my parents paid :-)).
We had done a lot of walking and had many impressions on a pretty hot day, so it was no wonder that we were pretty tired when we returned to the Motel.
After a short rest to regain a bit of energy we went out.
Not really hungry, we just walked back to the Irish pub to get a beer and a few nibbles to ...
... Ohakuri. It also has a geothermal cave. Very enjoyable. You can also arrive by seaplane or jet boat if you want. We drove.
We started our journey to Napier next day with a visit to the Waimangu volcanic valley, the last of the recommendations. We got there early so ************e around which was nice. You can either catch the shuttle bus to the lake and walk back or walk ...