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When I got up this morning I was hoping to go on one of a couple of tours, but alas since no one else is booked on either of them, they are not running. Hopefully will have better luck tomorrow. Anyway, while I was waiting to hear whether the afternoon tours were going to go ahead, I took the opportunity to go round the Taupo museum and art gallery. More to the point I chickened out of doing the Taupo bungy today – I’ll do it when the sun is shining!
The Taupo museum had some interesting displays, the highlight of which was probably the Ora garden of wellbeing, which won a gold medal in the Chelsea Flower Show. The plus side of visiting the museum is it is a super cheap thing to do.
With no tours leaving in the afternoon, I settled for a trip to Rock ‘n Ropes, an aerial assault course, similar to Go Ape back in the UK. The main difference however is that there is someone on the ground belaying you the entire time, meaning that if you fall off, you fall about a metre down. The first obstacles I tried were really easy, but these got progressively harder. A vertigo inducing high balance beam could cause people a lot of problems, but I found it wide enough to cross without feeling too unsteady. The hardest obstacle was the trapeze which required a jump off the top of a rather unsteady pole. I just missed the first time, thinking the jump looked impossible, but managed to catch it the second. The highlight is definitely the swing, which gives enough free fall to get a good adrenaline rush.
Arriving back in Taupo, I went for a walk along the lake front and had a go at the hole in one challenge. The object of the game is to get a golf ball into one of the holes in the nearby island in the lake. I gave up after a really good hit only got the ball half way! There are some excellent prizes on offer if you succeed.« Previous post in category · Next post in category »