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Rotorua, Queenstown, Te Anau

Rotorua

We spent a few days in Rotorua, the cultural hub of the Maori. One day rained like I have never seen - rivalled Vancouver at it's worst. From there we went to the glowworm caves - these little worms cling to the roof of the cave and glow this beautiful blue colour.
We are now in the south Island, in Queenstown and Te Anau. We did a 20 km hike yesterday. Sore feet today!!! It was beautiful though. The weather is still good, but cooler. Like Vancouver in the fall.
We are on to Sydney in a few days.

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Surfing in Raglan

sunny 24 °C

The weather has been fantastic so far. We surfed on the west coast near a little town called Raglan. It reminded me of Tofino - laid back little surfer town.
The beaches here have the black sand.
From there we drove to the east coast to an area called the Coromandel Peninsula and stayed in Whitianga. From there was a short drive to Hahei beach where we kayaked for half a day to Cathedral Cove. A stop on the beach included a latte prepared by our guide. In the afternoon we snorkelled in Gemstone Bay. We saw some fish and an octopus. The visibility isn't great as they had big slides a few weeks ago.

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