Prince Motor Lodge
Travel Blogs from Taupo
... here on the farm to try and save native New Zealand wildlife. So here they are into killing off vermeil animals, Goats, Possums, rats etc. The lodge is the home place of the rare Whio ducks (Blue ducks) , with an estimated only 400 pairs in the World. Only duck in the world to have lips at the end of their beak and live in fast flowing water. At this stage, everyone in the group knows I snore so everyone packed themselves into one room and I got a whole room ...
... one holding cameras and hands as we willed the other to make the first jump, the guinea pig of the “Will I get soaked?” test. It was getting frantic as the rainfall got heavier, we actually got a little bit fearful, Andy even disappeared into a hedge at one point in a vain attempt to find an easier crossing. There was none, it was simply a case of zig zagging back and forth until we reached the trail once more. It was quickly turning into ...
... t have done well for my nerves! As we paid extra to have a camera man jump with us to get videos and photos he climbed out of the plane first. My instructor sat on the edge of plane and I was hanging out, I just put my head back as instructed and before I knew it we were down. It took a good few seconds for me to realise what had just happened! Its an indescribable feeling. Amazing! Nothing like it. My camera man was falling right in front of me - doing ...
... but still beautiful...it flows at 300,000 litres per second...fills an Olympic size swimming pool in one second! The sister company of ShotOver in Queenstown is on the river with their jet boats. We learned that jet boats were created in New Zealand by a farmer who wanted to reduce his mustering time...and did so...went from 3 days to 1 day...they only draw 15 cm at speed and can turn in their own length....the rest is history! I would say the farmer does not need to ...
... iskinder, a plated meal (rather than the usual wrap) with a mixture of lamb, chicken and falafel served with rice, hummus, lettuce, carrot, red onion, gherkins, cucumber, tahini and two types of chilli sauce. It was a real winner. All in all I have to say, after that stop, that we love Bulls!
The rest of the drive was also pretty good, as we ended up coming down the Kapiti coast as the sun was setting for a really special welcome into Wellington.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting