Published: January 4th 2006January 1st 2006
Pipes are for geeks
Exactly how long do I have to spend up here?
Taupo seems to be the Chav Mecca of New Zealand and there sure was a lot of them. We first booked into Chav hospitality at the All Seasons Camping Ground where we were fortunate... to get the last camp site. We spent the evening listening to eighties rock classics really loud from a car stereo - some favourites of mine were Brian Adams's Summer of 69 and one with the lyrics that went on about someone being "Poison through my veins". Having rebelled earlier by tearing of our coloured campers wrist bands which we were forced to wear, whilst swearing an oath that we wouldn't steal an extra night on their camp ground, we went to visit the Huka Falls and a thermal park called "Craters of the Moon" (no moon I've ever been to, I can tell you and I've been to a few now). We went on another rapids jetboat ride which was good fun and Nick took lots of photos of the Geothermal Stations shiny pipes - for his Dad apparently! Yeah right geek boy.
There are more photos below