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... it's not stopped as I type this. However, we've managed to do a cool hike down to a secluded beach called Cathedral Cove and will be going, at 11pm tonight, down to Hot Water Beach itself to dig ourselves a natural hot bath on top of the hot spring which sits in the sand.
WiFi is ridiculously expensive at hostels here (as is everything else), so I will update this as and when I can afford it (or when I can get to a McDonald's).
... It did look safer that the stick throwing! If we have another hangi at home this summer however we are considering including this in the event. Our coach driver was a real character and part of the entertainment as he also is part of the Tamaki tribe. Singing in the finale after dinner was wonderful but even more so leading the singsong on the way back. Everything from Elvis songs, Sound of Music and even "Wheels on ...
... assured that we could leave the car in a " parking only for 120 mins" zone outside the pub and the landlady saying "it will be alright trust me ".
Ok up to now.
Went for a walk down Main Street which was quaint and what we've learned to do is look up in these small towns as that is where the original or 30's to 50's architecture is. All these vintage buildings now have modern shops on the ground floor though they have kept the decorated filigree verandas. This ...
... again as the label boldly boasts 'World famous in New Zealand'. Over the years attempts have been made to market variations, such as L&P dry. In 2005 "Sweet As L&P" with artificial sweetener aspartame was introduced with the modified slogan "World Famous in New Zealand since quite recently", the traditional product now being advertised as "World Famous in New Zealand since AGES ago".
Another hours drive past the most ...
... We put our shoes on immediately and filled backpacks with the rest of our hear ready for our hike. We hiked on a seriously steep incline for just over an hour! We were so thankful that we didn't have our wetsuits on! Once at the top, high above the canopy, we geared up and had a briefing about abseiling and jumping from heights. Our biggest jump today would be from 15m which does sound high- but trust me, when you're peering over the cliff into the water below- ...