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Jan 22, 2007 - Taupo

Marcia: Well, Taupo is just about the prettiest city I've ever been to! It is set on a gorgeous lake with a snow capped mountain in the distance (and lots of cool bars and restaurants for enjoying this view). It's very clean and has nice little parks all over. As the pictures explain, we've conquered yet another adreneline activity that are so numerous in NZ...the Jet Boating experience. It was scary at first but being a "little captain" myself (thanks Dad) I adjusted nicely and massively enjoyed the ride! The other great experience was...

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Jun 30, 2006 - Waitomo to Taupo

After a full day of caving I then had to wait to leave for Taupo. To get to Taupo we drove through farm land and sheep country. Nothing too exciting so most people watched a movie. Once in Taupo everyone except me and 3 other people got off the bus at the Taupo airport. The big draw in this town in the "Cheap as Chips" skydiving. I didn't come to NZ to jump out of a plane so I opted out. It costs $150 NZD for a skydive, but then another $150 for any decent evidence of the jump. I think I would rather save my money at this point towards a 3...

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Apr 25, 2006 - Taupo

Taupo was a nice place. Spent my first day with Kris and his brother Shane, we went out to Hukka Falls which were really nice and then went a place called craters of the moon. Which is an active thermal site. It was pretty cool. Other than that I didnt do much, weather still wasnt great and I spent a lot of time just reading! I also spent a good 4 hours on the computer listening to the Oilers game. Its KILLING me to not be home for these games. I should be in Edmonton watching the games with Lori!!! Anyways not much longer now, just trying...

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Mar 8, 2006 - Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo, North Island, New Zealand Wednedday 8th March As we drove from the thermal town of Rotorua through rolling green farmland, we approached the town of Taupo. Just outside the town, we came to the Huka River, where a company ran adventure jet boating trips. We decided to stop and take part in a jet boat ride, which was expensive but something we both wanted to experience. We were geared up in waterproof poncho`s and life jackets and boarded one of the jet boats with about 10 other people and a driver. The driver explained a few safety...

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Nov 13, 2005 - Taupo

De dag voordat we naar Taupo wilde hadden Paul en Clif al een lift geregeld. Een duitser waar we al meer contact mee hadden. Maar het probleem was dat hij maar plek voor 2 had...En ik kon toen niks meer regelen. Dus heb ik de dag erop gelift naar Taupo. Was een heel aardige gozer uit Wales die me opgepikt had. Hij was zelf ook reiziger dus we zaten allemaal in het zelfde schuitje zei die. Dat was me in ieder geval goed bevallen. Maar ik weet nog niet ofdat ik het nog meer zal doen hoor. In ieder geval aangekomen in Taupo, naar het hostel...

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Apr 15, 2005 - Taupo

Arrived in Taupo and went straight to a place called 'Rock n Ropes'. It was an ariel assualt course, about 30ft high were things like wire bridges, logs, tight ropes etc. Was great fun but very scary. The best part was climbing up a 40ft log (which wobbled when you got to the top!) then jumping off it to grab a trapeez. There was also a 50ft rope swing which was pretty cool to. That night we had a few beers to settle nerves and the following day we set of early for our sky dive. It was awesome, a 12000ft tandem jump and it was all our...

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Feb 18, 2005 - Taupo

Lake Taupo is New Zealand's biggest lake - which is saying something as the country is packed with big lakes. This one is so big that it's hard to believe it's not the sea - it's over a hundred miles around the lake shore - and it's actually the basin formed by a massive volcanic explosion thousands of years ago. The town of Taupo has grown up around the tourist industry on the lake. At the south end of the lake are New Zealand's three main active volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park - Ruapehu (last big eruption in 1995), Ngauruhoe and...

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