TripAdvisor Reviews Waingaro Motel North Island
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... br> geologically scenic attractions in Africa: Namib Naukluft Park with its massive
sand dunes, and the Fish River Canyon, a dramatic gash in the Earth’s surface.
From here we cross into South Africa and camp on the banks of the Gariep
(Orange) River before finishing our safari in Cape Town with a township tour.
I then go on to do five weeks in Cape Town. Here I will be improving my surfing skills ...
... to run up it. I went back to the train cab, grabbed my boots and drove back to the beach park. It was indeed a beautiful spot and the trip from the beach to the end of the trail, was 800meters according to the sign. I would guess there was probably an elevation gain of about 500 meters too. I ran up and down it twice. It felt great! I went back to the spot with my camera and got some more pictures of Manu Bay and the point from the elevated vantage point. It was ...
... its appearance quite impressive. We hopped into the showers and got ready for the day. As we pulled out of the campground the clouds had already made it over Mt Taranaki before we could get any pictures of it, which is quite unfortunate. After figuring out a course we set off north back on SH 3.
After driving for about 15 minutes along the coast we pulled off on a side road to go do a little hike to the "White Cliffs" that drop down ...
... mouth. Adventure walks all the way!
Now back at the lodge (safe and sound) we showered etc and landed in the kitchen which was very quirky with a big docking station. We listened to some Daft Punk and Prodigy :D There was about nine people to our Stray group so we decided to cook together and split the costs which is suck a good idea! The boys in the group did the cooking whilst the ladies had a chat/watched and distracted the boys. They made a honey ...
... the room.
While wandering around on our banking tour of Taupo we found a McDonald's with a full sized, twin engine, World War II cargo plane attached, a McDonald Douglas DC3. This required closer inspection. Sure enough it was part of the playground and it also provided additional dining space for those not minding eating on an incline. Very cool! This seemed like a really unique feature--until we saw the next ...
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