02 November 2016 – 290km
Waiotapu is only 30 minutes drive from Rotorua, but a must to see!
We arrived around 8:45, the park opened at 8:30. We waked the first loop, until the Champagne pool, the most known attraction of the reagion.
Amazing, all the park is spectacular, and you must stay over there at least 3 hours!!! Please keep always in mind that the Lady Knox geyser is on his top at 10:30 punctually every day, and you need to go there with the car around 10:00 to get the best seat. The show will last from 10:30 until 11:00 and it is a must to see!
We did not spend so much time in lake Taupo because of rain, but as in any place in New Zealand, you could stay there at least 1 week doing every day something new!
We spend the end of our day in a winery, the Mission estate, one of the best of New Zealand. Please be advice that the cellar and the tasting is available until 17:00. Anyhow you could eat at the gourmet restaurant of just taste some cup of wine in the grass I front of with a good and tasty selection of cheese and home made bread!