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Before setting out on the three-hour trip to Rotorua, we had the Langham's awesome breakfast buffet (the best part was the made-to-order crepes). I drove, and again the windshield wipers were in heavy use despite the sunny weather. Other than that, driving on the left was not such a big deal.
The scenery got much prettier once we were two …
When I read about this place we decided to spend more time in New Zealand than Australia. I can assure you we are so glad we did.
On Sunday, November 12, we left French Polynesia for the second part of our trip. We arrived in the North Island of New Zealand on Tuesday, losing a day. We drove immediately to Rotorura, located in the center of the island. The countryside was endlessly green and rolling, with cultivated pastures separated from one another by huge windbreaks. The …
After a short break and some food for the boys, Ty was excited to kayak. We had a fun paddle and went all the way to the lake. At the bridge, local boys were jumping and asked if they could splash me. We had fun including a capsize at the end which was a bit chilly. Ty showed his kayak prowess and even docked and exited the kayak on his own.
We showered and got warmed up and then headed out for the Mitai ...
... little gifts and Steve bought Carrell some neat earrings. As we walked over to the beach we decided to check the time. We were late for our 2 o'clock postponed boat excursion. – Dashed and found the afternoon excursion had also been canceled due to "big way." Alas, nothing left to do but hike to Cathedral Cove. The hike is a long one-about 40 minutes each way Spectacular coastline and lots of shade in the thick forest along the trail. Cathedral Cove is well worth the effort. ...
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