Wednesday, March 27, 2013
When the owner's cutest daughter Lola asks where my sister was, referring to Anna and the owner Gerard tells you you have the most beautiful smile that has entered the place in over 20 years, you automatically love the place. Clean, economical, and just the friendliest staff to welcome you to Papakura. A well managed establishment that I would recommend to anyone!
I overcame my fear and joined my Anna for horseback riding run by the sweetest wolfers (employees who work for food, room and board) through postcard perfect scenery. The trek took us through 500 acres of native bush between volcanic Lake Okareka, Lake Tarawera and the famous Blue and Green lakes.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Imagine crawling in knee deep waters through tight crevices to see glow worms. Totally worth it. I swear, every ache and pain in my body vanished after the adrenalin rush. What was even cooler was the hike back that brought us close to sheep and cows.