Cumberland Court Motel
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The best motel we have stayed in on our tour of NZ
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We were up early, Steve disappeared into the Wellington streets to pick up our car for the rest of the trip. Hopefully he would make it back. I packed the room up and said a sad farewell as we had enjoyed the chill zone of the highest hotel room on this trip ! Lol
Around about Wellington it is 'Lord of the Rings' mad, you can get a bus …
... Beach Adventures, which was great fun and saved a long walk. The cliffs show signs of all the geological activity with bands of different rocks, at different angles and with two very noticeable faults. The Cape is home to a huge colony of gannets who nest here each year and we climbed up from the beach ...
... UK a lot as she has family living there. She took me on a tour of some of the local vineyards which was great to have a taste of some good wine however my taste buds are now prejudice towards the more up market wines available... No more $10 bottles for me!!!!
All in all my time in Hawkes bay was awesome. Each place I visit in New Zealand I find it hard to say good bye, but I guess I've got to keep myself moving to see everything! ...
... A crowd gather around a super size chess set pitching their wits against other. Others play or jog, or just out for a wander. We join those wandering. Initially because we refuse to pay for the toilets that are near where we are parked, but also to pop down and see the lake front.
The lake has a spectacular backdrop, with the volcanoes of the Tongariro national park gracing the southern shores of the lake. The lake itself is actually just a huge volcanic crater filled ...
... active area.
Next day Peter went on a 19.4 km hike between Tongariro and Ngauuhoe hoping to see a bit of action. I was quite happy staying with Sid and partaking of no action!
After this we drove north to Lake Taupo, to visit, yes you’ve guessed, more geothermal sites. Lake Taupo is NZ largest lake (616 sq. Kms), with a maximum depth of 186 metres. The lake (like Rotorua) sits in a giant volcanic Caldera made by over 30 eruptions over the last 27 thousand ...