Posts Tagged ‘lake taupo’

Motutaiko Island, Lake Taupo

My favorite kayak trip was to Motutaiko Island in Lake Taupo. I think we went to Motutaiko Island three times. The first time we attempted the trip we didn’t make it. It doesn’t look too far from our launch point on the east side of the lake, but it took over an hour to kayak […]

Tongoriro National Trout Center

Today Paul decided to get his fishing license, so we decided to start the day at the Tongariro National Trout Centre to learn a little about the fish were were going to catch.  The trout center seems to be set up to be more of a children’s attraction than an educational center, but we enjoyed […]

Birds Seen in New Zealand

Yesterday we went for a short hike, the Pukawa Bush Walk, and were serenaded by dozens of birds. I’ve never heard so many birds at once and the variety of bird calls was very surprising.  Most of the birds were difficult to see, so I couldn’t identify which birds made what sound. Being difficult to […]