A very long and wet drive through lovely scenery and we arrived at Taupo, stopping of at a little town called Otaki for a rest stop and some food.
Now a very interesting fact- the huge crater lake which Taupo surrounds can fit the whole of Singapore inside!! We decided to go to the geothermal spa which was amazing. We'd only heard of this before but it was fun to look at and very exciting to bathe in. The flowing water and the pools are very hot (like going in a bath but it won't cool down). We relaxed and enjoyed the heat, Shan along with all the other dudes jumped from the bridge into the water too. It was really good, and seeing as it was still a little rainy it was the best thing we could do. All other possible tours had been cancelled due to weather. At night we got a cheap meal at our hostel 'Urban Retreat'. Then we went to an Irish bar for some more Kiwi beers.
CONTINUE READING OUR KIWI EXPERIENCE ADVENTURES HERE:
DAY 6 CATHEDRAL COVE & HOT WATER BEACH
DAY 19 LAKE TEKAPO & CHRISTCHURCH