The Good Life

Trip Start Sep 12, 2009
Trip End Dec 20, 2009

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Johnny Reids House

Flag of New Zealand  , Waikato,
Thursday, November 19, 2009

I wite this sitting in John and Mels house in sunny Hamilton!!!! (In joke). John md Mel are kindy putting us up for a few days as we recharge our batteries. Last time i wrote we were in Wellington on the north island of NZ since then we have travelled up and across to the east coast and now back to to the West Coast.

As usual we have seen so many great thigs. We narrowaly missed an accident on the way to the Tongariro National Park. We had fortunately stopped to admire the views and have a cup of coffee in the mountains and as we started off and turned the corner there was a car upside down in the middle of the road loads of people around but it looked serious with our camper van and it being a tight road we got wved through as there was no where to go but it brought home how dangerous the windy roads can be, after that I must admit I was even more cautious.Any way we stayed the night in the National park with the intention of doing the track over the mountains the next day but the weather closed in and we were not able to cross the mountain so did a quick 3 hour treck in the rain to the waterfalls!!!. We then travelled to lake Taupo and then Rotora where I persuaded Ange to go White water Rafting!!

Yet another fantastic expierence safe but hairy!! after that soaked in the Thermal pools (brill) then onto John and Mels were we have visited the Waitomo caves saw the glow worms and fantastic stalamites and stalagnites.
Only a few days left in NZ going North today towards the Coromandel Peninsula.

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