Just a bit tired from walking around all day
Airport pick-up by Dive master Damian Mitchell. Already had a quick City tour with Damian and now a chilling hour in the Hotel.
After some hours at the beautiful beach of Pauanui we drove one hour up north to see the Cathedral cove nearby Hahei. It‘s a big arch at sea level. Quite nice place which can be reached after a 30 min. walk. Afterwards we drove a few km south to hot water beach. With the rented shouvel we started to dig in the sandy beach nearby the water-line. Just a few cm below the surface hot water appeared. After a while the private Jaccuzzi was built and ready to relax (ca. 40C).Read more
Beautiful running track around lake blue south of Rotorua. Did not expect more than an hour to get around but the lake ended up being larger than I initially thought. The beers and a bottle of wine from last night potentially also had an impact 🤠.Read more
Today 06:30 we were picked up for a 20min. bus ride to the starting point of the Tongariro hike. It was freezing cold when we started to walk down the valley before entering the volcanic mountains. What we then saw after reaching the edge of the Tongariro cannot be written in words. It was my day so far on the Northern Island. Aussumn landscape, weather, clear view, blue lakes, Volcanos, smelling air and just pure Nature!
After 6 hours and 20km hiking we reached the end of the hike.
Maybe a bit crazy to drive 160km down to the west coast the same day with the Campervan right after. The energy received from that day drove me down....Read more