Oraka Wapiti Deer Park
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... We said we'd only stay for one. Before we knew it it was 11 o'clock! So we paddled back across the river guided by our headlamps and beer goggles. And boy was it a struggle! The current was quite rough, but we made it across the 15 meter wide river. Chef Kyle prepared dinner and fended off possums while I took a little cat nap at the table. We ate, we threw rocks at pesty rodents, and then slept like babies! 3/10/14 Day 5 on the River: We were the last ones ...
... and there were a few drops where we were required to take a leap of faith, jumping backwards into the water below. It was fun, but I was glad to get out of the midget wetsuit and be greeted by hot soup and bagels upon completing the caves. I’m such an old man sometimes.
Hobbiton and the Maori village
Now we’re talking. I was actually supposed to come here whilst I was still in Auckland, but due to a quite hilarious mix up with ...
So only about 65 days till departure on my big adventure (I know its not for long but still its super exciting).
So 2 nights ago I got to book my shore excursions for our cruise. I think this was one of the most exciting parts of ...
... Pouakai Zoo. We got chatting to the owner who started opening the tanks of the reptiles in the reception and handing us bearded dragons and skinks and even a baby capuchin monkey – amazing! For a small extra fee we were allowed to hand feed their three Royal Bengal Tigers, it was quiet an exhilarating experience but also a heartbreaking one as up close you could see these severely inbred tigers were brain damaged. The only reason they had them at the zoo was to ...
... one of which looking like it was heading straight for us at some speed, I panicked somewhat and thought ‘sod it, I’ll cut the pathway out and just take us down this shallow slope to a safe – WHOOOOOA!’ – the shallow slope was in fact more of a steep, 6ft drop and I pranged Alby’s front then rear bumpers something chronic as we crunched down onto the road below; we were very close to being wedged between the ground and the slope, it ...
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