|Lake Taupo: Danger falling people.|
|Damn, its a Chinese Buffet.|
|Looking for Huka Falls.|
Huka Falls. We started by walking to the lake and then heading along the shore until we found the beginning of the river. We tried to follow the shore as much as possible when the trail allowed for it, but once we got to the cemetary of the original settlers we were forced to the street. We quickly found a path down towards the water again. It actually lead us to Cherry Island. From there we found the safety team for a bungy jump platform above the banks of the river. We had to walk up to the street once again before we found the brick pathway that signified the walkway to Huka Falls. We entered the park and read the sign that said the falls were an easy 2.8 km walk that should take 50 minutes one way. We knew that we had to catch our bus to Wellington but we should be fine. The falls were pretty impressive. The river is squeezed into 15m channel and roughly 220,000 liters flow over the edge each second.
After leaving the falls and heading back to downtown, we came across a perfect place to workout. For anyone looking to do a mud run, spartan race, dirty girl, or some other boot camp fashioned race, this park had almost every obstacle including a 5.6km trail run. We played on the pulley and I played on most of the stations.
I must return to Taupo to do the following:
Tongariro Crossing - voted the best day hike in NZ. Around 19 km 7-9 hour hike
Ironman New Zealand bike course or maybe the whole thing!
Lake Taupo bike challenge 160 km solo ride
Mountain biking their various trails and parks