Arrived in Taupo where I went for a walk around the town as I was to sleepy for more hot pools... I even managed to catch an episode of Home and Away - brilliant - although completely confusing! had Mexican for dinner then headed into town for a few drinks! Went to a couple of typical backpackers bars where you got money off drinks if you did stuff like beat the barmaid at Stone Paper Scissors (after a few drinks we cottoned on then she always chose Rock) The bars were pretty dead as we had gone out reasonably early but Team Australia hit the dance floor and Emma and Rich hit the poles to treat us to soom pole dancing!! Lovely! We are supposed to be having a heavy night out in Wellington so sensibly we went home around 12.... but then me and Emma terroised Team Australia until around 2am by throwing cans at their balacony and climbing onto their balacony and pulling their curtains! It totally freaked them out!
The weather was not great in Taupo so no one really did any activites - so we were soon on the move again to Wellington passing Mount Doom (for Lord of the Rings fans) on the way!