Taupo to Wellinton January 30th 2007 Beautiful Lake Taupo -
This is my second visit here, and it is still raining and misty. So much so, that the famous Tongariro walk would not be possible again, or the sky dive.
The lake itself, in the Middle of North island is beautiful and massive, (606 sq KM), it is 357M above sea level and the lake formed by one of the greatest volcanic explosions about 26,500 years ago, fortunately the ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Taupo The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
This travel bog was my travel companion in 2006 when I took off on a world trip and gap year:-
(I'd made the decision that it was time to move on, make some changes and time for me. Time to do something that I've always wanted to do. Travel and explore for 1 year. I have realised that I can do this, if I really put my mind to it.
With some new found confidence, and a year preparing, including selling my home, encouraging my son 'Mark' in his move-out to independence. Worked my notice and I was on my way, life would never be quite the same.......)
Of course that was then, 'Oh t... full info