TravelPod Member ReviewsWaikawa Lodge North Island
Southern most point of South Island of New Zealand
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... tempted by a tree swing over the lake (but none brave enough to go on it!).
At the harbour we saw pictures of the floods from 1988 where the lake rose by what must have been a few metres judging by the flood line. Apparently with heavy rains the lake, which is huge, can rise by a metre in less than 12 hours.
A spot of lunch and we were ready for the cruise. It wasn't a long trip. We were on a fast catamaran doing 24 knots ...
... your car (also when you are driving), don't drive at night and don’t stop for anyone! Once we get to the farm we would be alright. Everything worked out fine but we were quite nervous.
Jannie and Magdaleen’s hospitality was wonderful and we enjoyed it there very much! Although they are 70, they are still full of energy and are full on farming and even buying more land to grow their business. We get shown the farm and we also visit their ...
... Milford Sound is home to species of Black Coral usually found at depths of 500m or more, including magnificent 300 year old 'trees'. BLACK is the skeletal colour, the growing coral looks like a pretty white fern.
Lots of interesting fish stared at us, who were captive inside. We were told it is the opposite of an aquarium as the fish were free ranging and we were ...
On Sunday we headed up to the Frans Joseph Glacier, one of only three glaciers in the world that terminates in rainforest. Our climb was almost cancelled due to heavy rains and falling rock near the glacier, but at the last minute we were given the go-ahead. It was about an hours hike to the terminal face of the glacier, crossing slide zones and swelling creeks along the way. Standing at the face of the glacier we could ...
... has so much geothermal activity and sulfur released into the atmosphere that the whole town smells abit like ****! But you get used to it after a couple of hours and it's not a problem really.
Our days there were spent visiting the local cultural sights such as, Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, (a living Maori thermal village with geysers,hot springs and mud pools) and The Rotorua museum, as well as trails and hikes around the forests. ...
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