Grant and Rae's NZ Trip


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January 10th 2012
Published: January 10th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

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Orakei Korako and our ferry!
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.


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Silica TerraceSilica Terrace
Silica Terrace

Orakei Korako
Who's the Diamond Geyser?Who's the Diamond Geyser?
Who's the Diamond Geyser?

Erupts several times a day - the geyser,not me!
!!Then the sun came out.........!!Then the sun came out.........
!!Then the sun came out.........

.........sorry,it's me again - not really very photogenic


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