Day 278

This morning Jessica and I visited Otumuheke Spa Thermal Park in Taupo, where warm waters from Otumuheke Stream flow into the Waikato River, and where bathers can relax in hot mineral waters.

We didn’t partake in a dip in the hot waters but we walked the Huka Trail which leads to Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction.

The trail follows the banks of the Waikato River, with scenic views whilst taking us through areas of native bush before arriving at the Falls. 

 

Jessica and I on the Huka Trail with Waikato River behind.

 

This evening Jessica and I undertook the night time Redwoods Treewalk in Rotorua. As the name suggests it involves Redwood Trees.

The Redwoods Treewalk consists of a series of 28 suspension bridges, which traverse between 27 majestic 117-year-old Redwood Trees in a Redwood forest. The treewalk sits at 20-metres above the forest at its peak and the walkway has been specifically designed and constructed to preserve the trees, plants, and the surrounding natural environment by using a uniquely constructed New Zealand-first technologically designed sling, which is suspended from the Redwood trees.

 

Jessica and I on the Redwoods Treewalk walkway.

 

Tomorrow we will be returning to the Redwoods Treewalk to undertake the walk again, but this time in daylight.

 

Julie
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