Lake Tarawera Rheinland Lodge
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... it was a very popular place. To our disappointment the next available tour would not be for another two hours. At first our plan was to drive to Tauranga and come back the next day but then we realized that we had cards in the Rav 4 so we decided to sit in the sun, eat icecream for lunch and play Wizard until we could get on a tour. It was actually really enjoyable and relaxing. Time flew by and before we knew it we were being herded onto the tour bus. ...
... Taupo. Along the way I stopped several times to take "arty" photos of things that caught my eye, and a plate of scrambled eggs on rye bread to get my bloody sugar level up (protein for breakfast Ian! I paid attention). I saw a magnificent volcano and some train tracks that just appeared to keep going in a straight line to the horizon! Soon enough I was upon Lake Taupo. And true enough, it is a magnificent sight. Crystal blue waters stretching for miles in every direction, ...
... Great fun though.
This morning we visited a Maori village and got up close and personal to a geyser in full flow, saw a haka and generally had a very interesting visit.
Today we have arrived in Thames at the bottom of the Coromandel Peninsula and plan to go exploring tomorrow. But first I will do the washing Simon!
Love as ...
... Tauranga and was surprised how industrialised it was until we got to Mount Maunganui which has some of the most expensive beach front real estate in New Zealand.
Spent the evening at a great pub in Rotorua trying to warm up and avoid the rotten eggs (sulphur) smell. ...
... back to our Spaceship. Our next stop was Waitomo, about 65 miles away where we would be camping for the night before exploring the glow worm caves the following day. We arrived around 5.30pm and this is where things began to sink in. Had we really arranged to spend nearly three weeks sleeping in the back of a Toyota Previa? It seemed a great idea back in Berwick. Once we got it all set up it was still fairly early, not even dark outside and we were just kind of ...
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