Oceania

Craters of the Moon and Huka Falls

Today we began our morning with a leisurely trip out to the Craters of the Moon Geothermic Walk . There we completed the 45 minute boardwalk loop through craters, mud pools and fumaroles: an opening where pressurized steam and volcanic gases escape.

Vlog 5: Contiki NZ Grand Explorer, Taupo, New Zealand

Craters of the Moon

Huka Falls

Next stop was at Huka Falls, one of the most visited natural attractions in New Zealand. Water flows 8 meters over the Huka Falls at a rate of 200,000 liters per second; that is enough water to fill 5 Olympic sized swimming pools every minute!

Huka Falls

Huka Falls

Why view the falls from above when there is a perfectly good HukaFalls Jet Boat that can take us much closer to the action! So of course that is what we did.

Huka Jet

To end off our evening our Contiki group had a dinner cruise out on Lake Taupo. And since it just so happened to be Australia Day, we decided to dress up in everything Australian to celebrate with all our new Aussie friends. I dressed up as a convict because one of the primary uses in the 18th century of Australia by Britain was to help clear out the over crowded jails.

I think our group dressed up pretty well considering how difficult it was to find anything Australian in New Zealand. What do you think?

Cheers and Happy Australia Day!!

AustraliaDay

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    Mark
    February 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

    The geo-thermal craters and the blue waters of Huka Falls exemplify the diverse features of a beautiful New Zealand. A true traverlers paradise. I still get the feeling that Nadine is looking forward to her adventures into uncharted territory…

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