Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Lady Knox Geyser blowing off steam

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one of the beautiful views in Wai-O-Tapu

From snow to hot springs, day 2 of our road trip was spent in Wai-O-Tapu near Rotorua

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One very big check on my bucket list! Adrenaline high (16500 ft) at its best. Extremely enjoyable jump thanks to Billy my instructor and Skydive Auckland 😀 I was leaking from my eyes and ears by the end of it but it was worth it.

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birds' eye view from 16500 ft

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this is what 200 kph looks like

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noob operating the parachute

two vouchers claimed so far, two incredible experiences! although the Sky Jump and Auckland Bridge Bungy were different, i definitely enjoyed the bungy more 😀

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this would be what trolls would see if they lived under Auckland bridge

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and this is what you'ld see if you got thrown off said bridge 🙂

A Taste of Middle Earth

today we had a surreal experience walking through the town of Hobbiton (75 NZD for adults, 10 NZD for children)

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hobbiton set in Matamata, New Zealand

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the hobbit hole of THE Bilbo Baggins

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across the lake is the green dragon

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and the water mill

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inside the tavern

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the party tree and hobbit holes

the attention to detail was amazing! needless to say, we just had to watch the hobbit again when we came back to auckland. there and back again indeed 🙂