New Zealand, Day 9: Taupo

Day nine: On our way to Taupo, we quickly stopped at the Haka Falls - an enormous and beautiful waterfall with light blue water. To help you imagine how big it is: 200,000 litres of water flow over the edge of the waterfall every nine seconds. The waterfall itself is not large in height, but … Continue reading New Zealand, Day 9: Taupo

New Zealand, Day 8: Wai-o-tapu

Today, I made my way from Rotorua to Wai-o-tapu, a "geothermal wonderland". There are shuttles available, however they are very expensive, and as we were four people, we took a taxi and split the cost. Wai-o-tapu was definitely worth the money. For $20, you get to spend the entire day in the park - and … Continue reading New Zealand, Day 8: Wai-o-tapu

New Zealand, Day 7: Rotorua

Rotorua is known for its geothermal activity. As soon as we arrived, a smell of rotten eggs infiltrated our bus. There is so much geothermal activity, that there are boiling sulphur lakes in almost every backyard and all the gutters. Just driving through the city, you can see large clouds of mist behind every second … Continue reading New Zealand, Day 7: Rotorua

New Zealand, Day 6: Waitomo

Today, we left Hot Water Beach for Waitomo. On our way we stopped to take a 60-minute hike to the Karangahahe Gorge. First, we had to cross a very wobbly bridge, and then we made our way through the woods (it was raining). After walking uphill for a while, we ended up in an old … Continue reading New Zealand, Day 6: Waitomo