Thought that I'd done this already............but it seems to be gorn!
Easier day today before Tongariro tomorrow.
Rae had a bright idea to go to another thermal park. So we drove to Orakei Korako (the Hidden Valley) and took a ferry over the Waitako river. It was a great visit - much better than the Craters of the Moon: silica terraces,mud pools,mini-geysers. My photos don't do it justice.
Then off for lunch at the side of the lake in Taupo - more like a sea!
Short drive which should have been scenic - but it rained most of the way. Arrived here at 4 and it's been throwing it down since. But the forecast's better for tomorrow,thank goodness.
Looking forward to our Oz trip starting in Feb 2014: Perth, Uluru, Adelaide, Great Ocean Road, Ballarat, Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney, Port Douglas, Noosa, Brisbane.....
............then home via Dubai where we hope to "chill" for a few days (not literally, or we'll be disappointed!).... full info