Trip Start Aug 01, 2008
Trip End Aug 18, 2008

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Our days in Taupo were amazing.  We started off this day by taking an hour walk at Craters of the Moon.  It was a geothermal site and was so peaceful.  Well worth the walk and trip over.

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!
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marianoel on

Amazing pictures!
David, you look so happy and relaxed. It is so wonderful to see you having such a great time:) I love you!!

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