Tara's Travels travel blog

Lake Taupo


We arrived in Taupo yesterday - and the rain has followed us. It was raining very heavily yesterday so we went to the grocery shop and spent the rest of the day in the hostel - we occupied our time by playing 'Game of Life' with a Swiss girl we met called Myra - it was a fun night.

Majella wanted to do the Tongariro crossing from Taupo - it's a 8 hour walk up big volcanic mountains (there was no chance I'd want to do that!) but it was cancelled due to the bad weather - Claire wanted to go skydiving but that was cancelled too. Today we had intended on catching a hop-on hop off bus around the Taupo area - to some geysers and waterfalls. The bus was meant to show up every hour on the hour, we waited for about 40mins and it never showed up so we decided to skip that - instead Claire and I went to see '50 First Dates' at the cinema - nice cheerful movie to while away the day :) When we got back to the hostel we played some more games and that was our day - the rain is really interfering with our plans!

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