Packed up and checked out of my hotel today, as I was moving to the Hampton Inn by Hilton downtown. Once I’d moved out, I wandered the main street to all the little boutiques.
We drove down to Lake Taupo today, the North Island’s adventure sport and ski resort town.
We stopped past a few sights along the way, the main one being Huka Falls. The Waikato River is New Zealand’s longest river. Just before the Huka Falls the river feeds into a shallow ravine of hard volcanic rock. The effect is nature’s large-scale equivalent of a fire hose feeding into a very fine nozzle. – 100% Pure New Zealand
In Taupo, everything is set up for tourists and campervanners, with free campervan parking right along the lake so you can wake up to a view of lakes and mountains. There are showers and EPIC playgrounds, and activities along the lake. We played a game of golf where it is hole-in-one or nothing – you hit the golf ball as hard as you can into the lake, aiming for an island way off in the distance. Namita didn’t quite make it into the water…. hers landed on the beach below. The boys only made it halfway to the island.