miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

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More NZ - and a Pros link!

Day after the wedding we drove down to Lake Taupo where we spent a couple of days. Lake Taupo is roughly the size of Singapore and is located almost at the centre of the North Island. I wish I'd taken a photo of the motel we stayed in, here. It was built in the 60s, I think, and hadn't been modernised since. But it had a nice feel to it, it was comfortable and homely, and reminded me of childhood holidays so I enjoyed staying there.

I wanted to see the Maori rock carvings, which can only be accessed via boat on the lake - in fact I'd wanted to see these on my last trip to NZ but we ran out of time. I was disappointed to learn that they were done in the late 1970s; nowhere does the literature tell you that, and I was expecting something a fair bit older. Still enjoyed the trip out, though, just being on the water.

We took a cruise on a replica steamboat out to the carvings.

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And then, when we got back on dry land, look what was parked next to us!

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Okay, wrong colour, but I'm not quibbling, especially when we found this around the corner -

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Travelling north the next day we also passed a sign for Cowley's Hire but there was nowhere to pull over to take a photo.
Tags: new zealand, pros

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