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For Walter and Paul, today is fully dedicated to the helicopter flight to White Island. Paul and Pete are parting ways, and Pete gives the last rites to Paul, because it may very well be the last time they see each other. A helicopter may easily crash and burn, or be captured by a stray bunch of Libyans. Furthermore, an active volcano is obviously …
The alarm goes off early on Wednesday morning, because a transfer of 405 kilometres is scheduled. The bus is already warming up its engine at 7:00 am to leave Paihia. One and a half hour later the bus arrives in Kawakawa. A town where coal was mined in the previous century, but currently it mainly focuses on agriculture. Kawakawa's biggest …
... and went over time, and afterwards I said that I planned to go to the redwoods forest and Roger volunteered to drive me there because he fancied going there anyway. So I got a freebie trip from a Rotorua local! We went to a lookout point where you could see over Rotorua. He also took me to see a few lakes along the way including the aptly named green lake, and blue lake. When it started to get dark we ate kiwi fish and chips on the lake front. Was ...
... hot springs... all quite smelly) and got a much needed manicure and pedicure (just because I'm backpacking doesn't meant I can't try and maintain a little bit of glam!!). Then headed to the Polynesian Spa for a relaxing soak in a variety of thermal pools (which range from 39 to 42 degrees in temperature) and overlooks the sulphur lake and surrounding mountains. All very pleasant thank you very much! Just added some photos from the White Water ...
... so lush & green & with the sun shining it’s just beautiful. Our tour guide gives an insight into the secrecy involved when they were filming – the NZ government authorised a no-fly zone area over the set with a $250,000 fine & the pilot losing his licence if caught (the same no-fly zone was in operation over the other movie sets in NZ too) – apparently this DID happen once! A visit to the “The Green Dragon” pub ...
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