They took us on a beautiful five-hour hike through the forest around Lake Tarawera, near Rotarua. The walk ended at Hot Water Beach for a swim and to discover the reason for the name; the whole area is still very volcanically active and the sand a couple of inches below the water, when we dug our fingers into it, was too hot to touch!
|Post walk wallowing|
|Shona and Dianne on the high-speed water taxi across the lake back to the car|
|With Roger in his orchard|
|A good crop, which will be picked in May|
|Looking south towards Te Puke|
|The harbour entrance - the biggest container port on North Island|