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We start the day with a visit to the Wairakei Terraces, a thermal park attached to one of the local geothermal power stations, which uses the heated water to power a man-made geyser and a series of constructed rock pools - so it is a kind of pocket version of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. There are very few people there and we spend a very pleasant …
We have heard a lot about tribal issues while we have been in this part of NZ and Nadine found herself today the leader of a new tribe. Whenever she ventures out on to our lawn or indeed while we are waiting for dinner she is promptly surrounded by a little group of ducks. So she has become the Duchess of the Ducks, the Marchioness of Mallards, the …
0950 NZ5374 Christchurch to Rotoura 1130 arrived at Rotoura airport 1230 Rainbow spring (奇異鳥、ྡ 8;魚） 1330 water front 1430 Te Pula (地熱溫泉ᦀ 9; 1530 left from Rotoura 1630 arrived at Huka Lodge 1800 Huka Falls 1900 Dinner at Huka Lodge
We just came back from having dinner in a private outdoor dining area and felt I have to comment on the food at Huka Lodge. The past 2 evenings dinner has been superb. Neither Doug or I have left a morsel on our plates. Chef Michel Louws does an outstanding job of combing tastes of different cuisines and a beautiful presentation. I should be walking to Cape Kidnappers tomorrow!
After a delicious breakfast, we headed out with our fishing guide, Chris, for some fly fishing. What an experience. We put on our fly fishing gear and trekked one mile to a stream that Chris recommended for our half day of fishing. Once at the stream, we had to wade out quite a way before he found the right spot. On the way out, I got stuck in the …
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