Travel Blogs from Taupo
... around the pond, stand outside Bilbo and Frodo's house, go to the party field and then end up in the Green Dragon pub where you get a complementary beer brewed especially for the pub. Not bad either. The little details were remarkable and made it believably realistic of sorts. Jack, Christine, go! You would be like excitable puppies! The guide told us so much information about how it had been knocked down, rebuilt, altered (the tree on top of Bilbo's house was the most impressive ...
... d love for that to be my job! If you got bored of one place you just move as there are skydiving companies everywhere in NZ. They get paid about $50 (about £27.50) per jump they do and can do 10 jumps a day in the summer! Anyway it was soon time to jump, we were all strapped up and ready to go, Gregor went first. It all happened very quickly, Gregor looked terrified! Then he was gone and Ricky was edging me out of the door. Kieran then climbed out and literally just clung on to the ...
... and a beautiful parachute flight
over Lake Taupo and its surroundings.
As I said before it was awesome, falling with a speed of 200km/h. How often is
that going to happen in your life? :D I
can’t really remember the first seconds of falling out of the plane actually,
but on the video which was taken of my skydive I could see me doing something like
a front flip. I have no idea about that. I paid some money extra to let a third
person jumping ...
... to Waitomo, (meaning "Water entering a Hole in the Ground") famous for its labyrinth of limestone caves and formations. We were booked into Woodlyn Park, and would be staying in the Captain's Quarters of the Whaitanic, an old WW2 Patrol Boat, a Fairmile ship built in 1942 in Auckland. The boat was lodged in the middle of a big field full of cattle, and located next to an old aeroplane motel, a train carriage motel, and a few Hobbit houses - ...
... Lake Taupo, for our overnight stay, after stopping for some groceries locally. Lots of avocados and we had to buy some Kiwi fruits! We have found shopping quite expensive but diesel was much more cost effective. Nice quite site with geothermal pools,which we used for a short while, they were really too hot for us.
There was quite a bit of walking and driving today and Alan managed pretty well for an 'old geyser'!
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed