Wednesday, April 14, 2010

From New Zealand With Love (Part 3)

After a day overloaded with kiwifruit, the next few days were fun and games for us! We started the day high in the sky...

...and got a birds-eye view of Tauranga. Simply beautiful! I don't know how many times I've been left amazed with the beauty nature of this country...and there are more to come!

We had lunch at a lodge about 45 minutes away from Tauranga...

...with another amazing view! This time overlooking Lake Tarawera...

I was hoping to see the places where they shot Lord Of The Rings but there wasn't enough time. Despite of that, I was left with my mouth wide open with other beautiful places I managed to set my eyes on.

Just before lunch, we were entertained by a Maori cultural performance. Very interesting! Now I know the symbolic reason behind them sticking out their tongue and buldging their eyes.

After lunch, we were all set for the cruise at the Tarawera Lake. Woohoo!

I had the chance to handle a jetski for the first time, assisted by our trusted bus driver, Peter.

I went round and round chasing waves which was a whole lotta fun! I could've done it all day but I had to give other people a chance. Don't wanna hog that thing now, do we? :)

There are parts of the lake where we can find natural thermal water. Somehow the water is heated from the earth below apparently from volcanic activities. I don't know the whole story but it was really, really hot! I tried sinking my feet in them...3 seconds later I was out again. Weird thing was the water temperature around it would go hot and and cold.

The trip gets better and better...wait for the next part, coming up!


Nurul Aima Hj Kaim said...


RuZaNNa said...

Wow! It so much fun!!!!
How i wish i'm in your shoes.. hehehe :)

Suzie said...

ur pic kat tarawera lake tu sgt cantik la,dgn view n pose...very au naturel! :-)

IRIN PUTRI said...

aima: bunyik orang maori kah?

ruzanna: it was so fun :)

suzi: thanx :D