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Marekbialczak stayed here on Nov 21, 2014 during their trip titled: Marekbialczak's Great Adventure.
The sky remained blue and clear, though the air was very chill indeed. We set out to cross the Kaimai Range to Hobbiton, the children's most anticipated event of the holiday. A great climb up into the bottom of the clouds and a twisting descent on the other side into the green and rolling hills around Matamata. When we got to The Shire's Rest - the main road entrance to the farm where the movie set is located - it was buzzing with tourists, and the buses into the movie set were ...
... and a banana for breakfast with a peurh tea bag. After packing up, we headed out to get some more spices and cashews as a gift. We were taken to a spice wholesale by our AR driver which was much cheaper than the shops we went in before. I managed to get some Ayurvedic medicine, ashvanganda, which is meant to be really good as an evening tonic to reduce overall fatigue. On the way back we stopped to get a dragonfruit, mango and another pink guava for lunch. I ...
... wanted to fly back to Te Anau. Beverley and I said we did as long as the flight included seeing the coast along to Doubtful Sound. There are no roads in that area. They arranged that we could fly over all the Sounds so when Richard and Jim climbed onto the bus for the 2 hour journey back to Te Anau Beverley and I walked from the jetty to the airport, ten minutes away.
The flight in a small six seater fixed wing plane, less substantial than most go-karts I have seen, was ...
... up close, it was also weird. I found it shocking that cows had fallen through from above. This cave was also fun but not as good as the glow-worm cave.
The swimming pools at the campsite were amazing, and I enjoyed swimming in them. They had really hot pools, so dad had no excuses… so we had lots of fun.
Hot water springs
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We dug it quickly ...