Karaka Tree Motel
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... the floor of the plane, travelling backwards as we climbed towards the 12,000ft go altitude but the panoramic views of the area just took away all nerves with their beauty. It was allegedly a fifteen minute climb but after the initial joke were Vicky's guy pretended to throw her out the plane (we hadn't left the ground) it felt like seconds before we were sat on knees being strapped in to their harnesses. Then with a flick of the rolling door Vicky was sat on the edge for ...
... and we have no plan of what we doing in the places we are going. And apparently that was for me to plan! Well I decided we will go to the Termal Wonderland which is across the road from where we had arrived at (Waiotapa Tavern – they wanted $20 to park up on the site and the book Wilderness had given us said it was free.)
Thermal Wonderland entrance fee is $32.50 and last entry is at 3.45. We got in around 3pm and the smell ...
After driving through some bubbling pools of mud (really weird looking), we stopped in Taupo to jump out of a plane! Taupo is supposedly one of the best places to skydive--people jump over the largest lake in New Zealand (it's as big as Singapore!) that was created by a volcanic eruption a couple of thousand years ago that was so big it was recorded in Ancient Rome. We were lucky that the weather was ...
... for a bit and took a few snaps before deciding to set off towards Lake Taupo about 3 ish. Matty really wanted to spend our time at Taupo on the campsite where he stayed with his family. He remembered roughly where it was but when we got there there was no campsite. He ended up asking one of the locals who explained that if Matty was here 10/11 years ago then he was probably one of the last summer tourists to stay on the camp as it closed down around 9/10 years ...
We left Rotorua early to visit the local geothermal park which was responsible for the rotten egg smell of the town. We were dropped by Ben at Te puia which also included the local maori carving and weaving school, where people of maori heritage were able to study. They could choose out of two courses, either a 20 week course of weaving or a 3 year course for carving, however not only do you have to be have maori ancestry to go to the school of carving ...