Cabana Lodge Motel
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... reread the info before I got there! It was after 6 by the time I set off, another wonderful drive through the hills to the Aongatete Lodge. I unloaded my bags at the bunkhouse, then drove back down the long hill to the car park, fortunately I'd taken my head torch as when I opened my car door I realised I'd parked right next to a big fat cowpat! Picked up my bib (334), my wave band (blue), timing chip and bus ticket, had my gear checked and ...
... left a seven, and as the sun has come back we walked on the lake beach at nine thirty; it was so calm that all the buildings on the shore were perfectly reflected even from miles away. At ten we left to see some local sights. A few minute to the South were three lakes: a blue one, (Tikitapu), a green one, (Rotokahi), just next to each other and another, (Tarawera), in which Amanda went swimming while a woman paddled off with a fishing rod, in a kayak, to catch trout. Then off up to the ...
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... called because apparently at certain states of the tide you can dig a hole in the sand and it will fill with hot water. Just too knackered to walk to the beach from the campsite that evening and the next day would have to be there at 5.30am, we passed on that one. The following morning we drove south aiming to find a campground near NZ's biggest tourist attraction "Hobbiton" (of which more later, stay tuned to this ...
... you can be on the other side of the world and still find something that makes you feel at home!). We decided to stop at Waipu cafe deli for lunch which specialises in homemade 'good for the soul' food. Ben had Salmon frittata and I had Braised beef pie with sweet potato and pumpkin topping they both came with a superfood salad and were delicious! After lunch we got back on the coastal road to visit Goat Island. On the way we got a little lost and ended up on a dirt ...
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