Smelly RotoruaJune 4, 2017 in New Zealand
After a poor nights sleep due to 4 drunken Nepalese teenagers, I couldn't wait to leave the hostel for the day. We drove up to the blue lake and had a nice wander around, dodging into the bush to avoid runners who were competing in a sporting day! Stopping at the opposite end for coffee and cookies, we watched them coming in for the finish.
Going back into town we turned off into the Redwood Forest planted 80 years ago, they grow faster than their Californian cousins and tower above you. They've built a elevated walkway through the forest so we had fun walking on the bridges and learning about the forest. Avoiding the hostel some more we took a cruise in the car around some lakes for sunset. Reluctantly heading back we watched a film with some other backpackers from Bristol and Ireland before sneaking back into our room. The four were already asleep.... I might have slammed the door on the way to brush my teeth 😈.Read more