Point View Lodge
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... slow going and slippery on the icy snow covered path, but we soon found ourselves walking on gravel again, the snow now way above us as we wound our way down the mountain, again through a tufted and mossy landscape. Looking back the way we had come we could see tiny figures high up on the mountain still and now a dramatic panorama with snowy mountains on the right, a plume of smoke drifting up from an active volvanic vent somewhere in the midst of them, then descending into the ...
... to get ideas for what we could do with
the day and also to get advice about the Tongariro crossing which is a full day
hike. To cut a long story short we ended up leaving the I-sight at 2.30 and
racing north again back up towards Taupo to get on the 3pm jump at Skydive
So within half an hour we were being given a safety briefing
and getting ready to jump out of a plane at 15,000ft over lake Taupo, we ...
... I-Site which was really nice, and had a 'buy one night get one free' offer. The bonus of this site was that it had a thermal pool complex attached, which we got for a reduced price. After a long soak in the rather hot thermal springs we headed back to the campsite, where we had dinner. We were both conscious that the second NZ vs England rugby game would be on, and we hoped the others in the lounge wouldn't mind us turning the TV on. Turns out ...
... ferry to the small island of Wahiki. We spent the day cycling up and down (and then back up and back down) Wahiki's many many hills. While this day experience was enjoyable, it has made me realise that I do not belong on a bike. I feel like I'm really starting to find myself on this trip (see mum I'm learning so much)!
From Auckland we took a 4 and a half hour bus ride to Rotorua: a 'city' which reeks of rotten eggs, nonetheless hosts a ...
... where you got suited up for the big jump. I checked in and was told that I would be the only tandem skydiving in the plane. This was great news. Despite a few trainee jumpers which jump out before me I would have the plane to myself. This would mean a more personalised experience and the video of the skydive would just have me in it. I went into the hanger where I was dressed in a jumpsuit and harness as well as being given a hat and googles. After I was helped to get dressed ...