Trip Start Aug 01, 2008
19Trip End Aug 18, 2008
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We then did the Huka Falls jetboat ride which was incredible. You race at 50-60 miles per hour in a jet boat doing 360 spins as you go. We then slowed down to view Huka Falls from the water. Amazing and a lot of fun.
At noon we checked out the local grade 5 rapids which are controlled by a dam and it's only open 3 times daily.
We had a bite to eat and then took a sailboat trip out into Lake Taupo. This two and a half trip was one of the nicest most relaxing parts of our trip. I think Mike and I would both like to take up sailing in the near future! Our skipper David, was very informative and kind. We even were able to sail the boat for a while. Near the midway point we were able to view the Maori carvings done on the flat rock in the lake. It was a very windy and cold day but I wouldn't change a thing. Perfect Day!