Colonial Lodge Motel
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... a couple of hours drive, being entertained by Bens offensive jokes- brushing on topics such as suicide and the Germanwings situation- which made us all feel very uncomfortable, we stopped off in Tongariro and Whanganui National Park for our first walk of the day. We walked about 2.5km before we arrived at a waterfall which had a great view of the river and the valley, we attempted to use ...
... in Taupo and babbled away to keep our attention off our impending dive. We arrived at the Skydive Taupo office where we were shown two promo videos to choose our footage package and then a safety video. We all picked the Handycam package with video and pictures of our dive with interview before and after. We had a few bathroom breaks before we were kitted up and i don't think I've ever struggled so much to put my contacts in with my hands shaking like ...
... athletes with little to do except wait strolling around in shorts and expensive trainers. Ben ran some errands around town and was flattered to be mistaken for an Ironman competitor in the greengrocers. Most of what we saw of Taupo looked very modern but in the middle of an area dominated by supermarkets and shops there was a small graveyard with about a dozen headstones marking the final resting places of early settlers and military dead. At the lake front, ...
... the fruit trees to have the right kind of fruit on them like described in the books. We had a tour around the hobbit village and finished in the Green Dragon pub with a cider. We arrived at River Valley late afternoon. This place is literally a nice wooden lodge in a river valley. The activity guide was encouraging us to be adventurous whilst our stay here. He told us we could go white water rafting or horse riding, or jump from rocks into the river. Instead ...
... the hike back up was pretty long and it was LIFE CHANGING! Ok not really, but it tasted soooooo goooood). Hot Water Beach is a beach where there are hot springs under the sand in certain places. So you can either bring a shovel, or rent one from the local entrepreneurs taking advantage of tourists, to dig a hole in the sand and sit in the hole with the warm water like a hot tub. The water can get REALLY hot though so you have to be careful, I was walking around while ...