Back to Tauranga we spent the day looking around Mount Maunganui which consists of a beautiful beach and a nice area with shops. In the afternoon we tried to go to the cinema in town only to find out that there was a bomber in a hotel threatening to blow the thing up (major news in NZ !). The whole area was evacuated so we had to find another cinema to see Wallace and Grommit !
In the evening we were back at Nikki and Kent's and we ordered some food in.
The next day we drove down to Roturua. We were planning on going to Taupo to do a skydive but again the weather gods were not smiling on us and so we decided to stay in Rotorua and look around the lake.
In the evening we met up with Nikki and Kent at Kent's parents place in Rotorua. We went to see a Rugby NPC game, Bay of Plenty vs North Harbour. We were again in the rain and it was a wet game. BOP were outplayed as well and we left before the end as it was very one sided ! Back in the warmth we had a lovely bbq with lamb and venison sausages and a few drinks with Kent, Nikki and friends before heading to bed.
The following day we checked the weather for skydiving..... still a no go ! So we headed back to Tauranga.
We relaxed in the house and then started to drink around 3pm. Some of N&K's friends came over and we had a chilli for dinner before starting a few drinking games........ We then headed to town to the Buddha bar for dancing and more drinks ! It was a great night out in Tauranga !
With a hangover, gale force winds and lashings of rain outside what else is there to do but go and have a huge breakfast in a cafe and then get out lots of DVDs ! In the evening we had a roast made by Nikki and a lovely fruit crumble cooked by Jo. One of our best meals so far !!!!!
Thanks for Nikki and Kent for putting up with us for so long and making us feel extremely welcome.
However all good things must come to an end so we said our fond fairwells and started out early the next morning, back on the road !
Nikki and Kents place for lodging and food. They provide everything !!!!