Sylvan Lodge Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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... 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 ...
... and the sulphur lake. After a short drive we stopped for lunch at the Blue and Green lakes (an area described by the kiwi lady as similar to the Lake District - FYI the Lake District doesn't compare!) As Harri had survived his weather durability test, it was now time for his off-roading ability to be tested. The road to Kerosene Creek will ensure we never complain about the pot holes in Walsall again! For the evening we headed south to Taupo, having so ...
... going to go to a vineyard for dinner but for one reason after another none of this works out. So we go back to a bar/restaurant called Diva which is in a village called Havelock North just up the road from the Mangapapa. I had driven there the night before but today we take a taxi. For a starter we share three Pulled Pork Sliders which we had the night before as well. They are like little hamburger buns filled with pulled pork and are absolutely delicious. Tonight I ...
Warm in the sun, cold out of it. Hey ho.
Up early, and sitting outside the motel room. Checking emails, catching up on the world news with Guardian online, and drinking coffee.
Pohiri appears from next door and offers porridge for breakfast. Yum!
Baska appears, aghast at the temperature - not what she signed up for! While she gets herself organised, and Pohiri makes breakfast, I arrange tables and ...
Today the weather was a bit dodgy again. It was too windy for a fish so we took the blow kart for a spin on the beach. For those who don't know it is like a beach sailing boat. It was really fun and with a good gust of wind you could get some descent speed. Tom even did some 2 wheel turns. (It has 3) We went back to the house for lunch then later back down to the beach for a body board and a fish, casting of the beach. The fun ...