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Unless there are some bits and pieces to comment on on the way home. That’s all from the NeW Zealand blog. Thanks and bye. No visits yetRelated Posts Trout @ Lake Taupo Probably the most famous spot in New Zealand for sports fishing.Hooked 3 landed 3.The lake is the biggest in New Zealand. We trolled at 210ft. for abo… Zorbing – NZ Popularised by Andrew Akers, Zorbing is the pursuit which involves immersing yourself in water, surrounding yourself in a…

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Trout @ Lake Taupo

Trout @ Lake Taupo

Probably the most famous spot in New Zealand for sports fishing. Hooked 3 landed 3. The lake is the biggest in New Zealand. We trolled at 210ft. for about 2-3hrs. Here’s a picture of my good self with fish. Trout @ Taupo, New Zealand Let the other 2 go. This was the smallest. (Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Vietnamese Water Opera Or water puppets, as they call them. First developed from bored peasants in the paddy fields of…

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Zorbing – NZ

Zorbing – NZ

Popularised by Andrew Akers, Zorbing is the pursuit which involves immersing yourself in water, surrounding yourself in a giant inflatable ball, then rolling yourself down a hill. I took two rolls, one with harness the other immersed in bubble bath. Here’s a video. Zorbing – Rotorua, New Zealand Weblinks: Zorbing No visits yetRelated Posts Viewranger mapping app Today, I’m going to be using Viewranger route tracking app for Android. Due to the limitations of Googlemaps, I’m going to find something…

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Wai o Tapo – Geyser

Wai o Tapo – Geyser

One of the main attractions and features of Rotorua and the area is the high level of geothermal activity. On the same rift as White Island, mentioned earlier in this blog, Rotorua is renowned for it baths and geothermal formations. No where can these be found in more glory than at the Wai-o-Tapo park. Lady KnoxA 15m Geyser erupting daily.Lady Knox Geyser, New ZealandLady Knox Geyser, New ZealandEach morning there is a regular show at 10.15am. Weblinks: Lady Knox (Visited…

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Rotorua – Buried Village

Rotorua – Buried Village

Buried Village, RotoruaBuried Village, RotoruaPart of the range of attractions on offer around Rotorua, family owned, the lost village tells a story through a museum and guided tour, of how a village Te Wairoa and it’s notaries were either buried or managed to escape the eruptions of Tarawera in 1886. Swingers, Museum, Buried Village, Rotorua Te WairoaA point of departure for international tourists to take the pink and white terrace lakes, calciated lakes similar to that which can be found…

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Maori Hangi – Rotorua

Maori Hangi – Rotorua

Currently holed up at the Novotel, Rotarau. Last night went to Maori Hangi and concert. Have this photo which was taken before the batteries ran out of the portable. The show consisted of a ceremony in which I was requested to rub noses with a Maori warrior. Then given a frond of NZ fern. My tribe (table) was then given priority eating privileges. Should be chief more often. Anyway, this was a good night out. Weblinks: Hangi No visits yetRelated…

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Auckland

Auckland

Auckland, New ZealandHave made it back to Auckland. (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Viewranger mapping app Today, I’m going to be using Viewranger route tracking app for Android. Due to the limitations of Googlemaps, I’m going to find something which wil… Vietnamese Water Opera Or water puppets, as they call them. First developed from bored peasants in the paddy fields of north Vietnam, this is one of the unique attraction… Trip to yellow mountain – Huangshan Hot Spri……

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Pahia Beach Resort

Pahia Beach Resort

Have holed up at Pahia Beach. It is a holiday weekend here. AM staying at this resort http://www.paihiabeach.co.nz/pages/home.htm. The girl tries to charge me $80 for checking out 1/2 an hour late.Restaraunts are all fully booked. Mungrels break into the complex overnight and steal some whisky and liquers from the bar. No visits yetRelated Posts Viewranger mapping app Today, I’m going to be using Viewranger route tracking app for Android. Due to the limitations of Googlemaps, I’m going to find…

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Pahia Beach

Pahia Beach

Eat in the pure tastes restaraunt with award winning head chef. thai cripsy beef cucumber – coconut milk relish + coconut rice sticky madarin duck – shaved bean, tatsoy leaves, green onion + five spice steamed dumpling white chocolate parfait – fresh cherries + chocolate dentelles The duck was slightly overcooked. The parfait was devine. BestThis is acclaimed as the best restaraunt in Pahia Beach. Weblinks: Pure Tastes No visits yetRelated Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last…

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Dual Coast Highway

Dual Coast Highway

Took this looking down over the bay on the east coast. No visits yetRelated Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole journey; from John O’Groats to Lands End. I’ll do a summary of some stats in the next post, but h… Day 55 – Tavistock to Newquay A whole day with the the wind in my face. A full 16-30 kph of it. Pedalling down the hills kind of…

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