We arrived at our motel eary afternoon and after dumping off our bags, etc, headed out for some lunch and bit of a look around. Glenn was born in Taupo and spent his early childhood living at Kinloch, a short drive around to the other side of the lake. So for him, this was bit of trip down memory lane as we spent a few hours in Kinloch by the lake and at the local playground.
On Thursday we headed over to Rotorua, about an hours drive from Taupo. Rotorua is the thermal wonderland of New Zealand and a great place for sightseeing.
We visited Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, where Hannah feed the rainbow trout, and we tried to spot a kiwi :)
We took a ride up Mt Ngongotaha, 487m above sea level, in the gondala. Unfortunately our view at the top of Rotorua was minimal due to cloud and fog.
The sun came out briefly so Glenn took Hannah for a walk down by the lake to feed the ducks.