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... a few scenic ridges in the distance to let you know it's not the sea! Then there is Taupo itself! My world what a tourist trap! Every trick in the book used to full effect to get you to part with your cash! Trinket shops, dining areas on pavements (where you would never normally dine as the passing traffic just coats your meals with fumes) and the all pervasive adrenalin junkie fixes that seam to breed in the New Zealand climate like rabbits! As none of these things floated ...
... the time we ate and told some more very average cow jokes- we were there! We were too early to check in so decided to take a walk to the national park and check out the natural hot mud springs. They smell so bad- like rotten eggs! But they were really cool to see, mud bubbling from the ground, knowing that they are completely natural! We wandered through the town, checking out the lake and various activities that we can do while we are ...
... like being in the films. Loved every minute of it. After the tour we made our way to out next Top 10 camp in Rotorua. The cabin we have can sleep six, so a little bigger than our last place yesterday, which albeit cosy, was basically a shed! We had access to a communal BBQ (more like a hot plate) and had some very nice burgers and sausages, and of course some halloumi! On site there is also ...
We took a skyline drive up a mountain for dinner. It was an all you can eat buffet for a handsome price. The amount of food was amazing. I planned to take a picture of the hanging slabs of aging beef that were displayed in the middle of it but never went back. Lobsters and the special beef were extra, but who needed any more ...
... and by way of thanks, the soldiers were offered roles as extras in the film franchise. When you see a battle scene in a Lord of The Rings film there's a pretty good chance the Orc or the Elf you're watching is a serving New Zealand soldier.
As the bus got closer to the movie set it started to become recognisable from the films. The first bit I recognised is the narrow pathway where Gandalf and Frodo meet at the beginning of the first film. We saw all of ...