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Well there are simply too many activities to do in and around Rotorua given it's the 2nd largest tourist destinations in NZ. Given the time constraints, we could only fit in a couple:
Wai-o-taup Thermal Wonderland - we saw the mud pool and Lady Knox Geyser at the entrance area first, then took a 90 minutes guided walk to see all of …
... in the plane but I was undeterred, weirdly not nervous in fact (honest!) We were all crammed into the tin can of a plane and because we were all jumping at 15,000ft we got some lovely oxygen masks too. The best bit I thought was sitting with your legs hanging out of the plane, I could have stayed there for a long time, it had the best view for sure! But only seconds later I was falling pretty fast downwards with my face no doubt doing odd things in the ...
... They recommended that it took 7 hours and we needed warm clothing and 2 litres of water. Did Daisy and I come prepared? No of course not. She had to hire a coat while I had to buy water. After the hour and a half journey it took to get there we got off and embarked on our walk. Everyone passed us and I thought to Daisy remember these faces because we'll pass them soon enough when they've burnt out (which we didn't actually). Anyway, a bit about the crossing, we ...
... s so much to take that just weighed me down! It was a really sunny day but as weather can change at the top of the mountain I still needed coat and jumper. I took lunch and snacks to keep me going and 3l of water! So all geared up with a bag approx the same weight as myself! It was great though, the views were spectacular which makes up for the really tough bits of the route. To get up the first mountain there was a section called ...
... vegetation changed a lot again....love this place! We stopped and climbed Mount Ruapehu, first it was two rickety chair lift rides, then about 1.5 hrs walk. Spectacular...the most unusual landscape we've ever seen! It is one of the worlds most active volcanoes! after our walk, we had a coffee and muffin at the cafe in ...
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