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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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After a safety briefing we were kitted out in jumpsuits, caps, goggles and - just in case we miss dry land - life jackets.
A tall, dark and handsome stranger approached me as I was zipping up my jumpsuit.
"Are you Gael?" he asked.
"That's me," I replied, mentally cursing the fact I had a ridiculous egg-head cap on my head.
"I'm Chris - I'll be jumping with you today."
And suddenly any doubts I may have had about this skydiving ...
... hobbits and orks. The thermal activity around Taupo rivals Rotorua, but instead of sulfur-dioxide it's carbon-monoxide shooting out of the steam clouds. It doesn't smell as bad, but it is a bit more deadly. That's right, we live life on the edge! We walked down the river and saw the beautiful Hukka Falls, and around the steam valley of "Craters of the Moon." Before we left ...
... to it.... MOUNT DOOM!!! (form lord of the rings). We started the hike at aroud 7am by walking to the Soda Springs waterfall. From there we continued up to Mount doom.It felt a bit like some form of pilgrimage, there were quite a few people on the mountain and you almost walked in lines and I am sure most of them (like ourselves) wouldn't have bothered stopping by unless it was because the films were shot there and we want to tell our friends we climbed mount ...
... New Zealand has three main industries...tourism, farming (sheep, dairy and beef cattle) and pine forestry..all their pine forest gets chopped and sent to China, Korea and SE Asia! Years ago NZ had 3 million people and 60 million sheep...today they have 4 million people and 34 million sheep...and who knows how many pine trees!!!! Drove into Lake Taupo and it was a beautiful day and beautiful weather....too early to check in so went and had ...
... walk you could do anywhere in the world. Quite a boast but it certainly attracted the tourists. With three different companies running buses to the start we felt like we were in a race as we jostled for space on the narrow path. We set a pretty blistering pace early on, determined to get ahead of the crowds. By the time we reached the top of our first ascent our hard work had meant we had the path mainly to ourselves. In honesty the first 45 minutes of our walk had been ...