Rainy Days in Taupo & Rotorua

The middle of the North Island is chalk full of different activities to keep your day busy. Anything from river rafting, bungee jumping, thermal hot pools, to hiking and skydiving. The winter weather returned for Mac & I and we were somewhat stuck inside for our days in Taupo and Rotorua. The miserable weather meant that we had to pass on the thrill-seeking adventures (for now…). But fortunately the rain cleared a bit and we […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Categories: New Zealand, Rotorua|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Lake Tarawera Trail

Rotorua, NZ
Following our East Cape adventures, Mac & I continued into Rotorua. Back when my family was here in February, we managed to see quite a bit of the city & its surroundings, but there was one thing I still wanted to do. I should clarify, thing = hike. The Lake Tarawera Trail is relatively new having just opened 3 years ago in 2013. It’s rumoured to be part of a proposed trail around the entire lake […]

By |July 4th, 2016|Categories: New Zealand, Rotorua|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Experiencing Nature in Rotorua

Rotorua, NZ
Following their road trip around the South Island (after our Wonderful Wellington Weekend), I met my mom, dad & uncle in Rotorua for the weekend. Rotorua is about 4 hours south of Auckland and is considered New Zealand’s geothermic capital. Because of this, a powerful smell of rotten eggs constantly lingers in the air. It takes some getting used to, that’s for sure! The city’s former largest industry was dairy, but now it’s been […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Life, New Zealand, Rotorua|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment