Today we visited Haka falls - off the longest river in New zealand and Wai-to-pai thermal reservation. (the craziest place - lots of bubbling mud pools and crazy coloured rocks!)
Then after we rolled into Taupo. It was after today I realised how much I love this place. Me and 3 of the crew decided to get out onto the lake for a spot of trout fishing. We rolled up to the boat harbout and hired a boat (Stratus) with a skipper (Harvey) and went into the lake. Infact we were trolling NOT fishing but in 2 hours wer had each caught a trout and me twice. Of one of the ones I landed was the largest and Melvins (Dutch dude) was next.
We gutted the fish - bagged them and back on shore took them to a restuarant called "Jolly good fellows" that the skipper recomended as a great place that could cook them up for us.
An hour later we were enjoying our catch seasoned with worcestor sauce, brown suger, lemon and a cream and caper sauce!
Headed back to the hostel now and just digesting over a cool beer and catching up with the rest of the crew who tried out sky diving.
Such a nice experience - after just 2 days its like having a family abroad from england, germany, brazil, netherlands, belgium and even hungry!
ONLY in new zealand. Its going to be hard to leave this place - fortunately I have still 3 more weeks.
Heading on south tomorrow arriving in wellington!