We spent the first night of our Christmas 2014 trip at Reid’s Farm, just before Taupo. Because it is free, it was pretty crowded, especially in the nicer areas with views of the Waikato.
Continue reading Glenfalls Camp Mohaka River
Tonight we are camping on an island in the middle of the Waikato river. Felicity is cooking steak for dinner, and the rest of us are getting our gear sorted before it gets dark.
Continue reading Kaiwaka No2 Island
When we looked at the weather map, the central North Island looked like the place to be over Anniversary weekend, so we’ve been exploring one of the hydro lakes on the Waikato river.
Continue reading Lake Ohakuri
For our final adventure in Lao, we travelled six hours south of the capital to the town of Thakhek. Continue reading Thakhek and Konglor Cave
We’re back in civilization after two days kayaking through the Laotian jungle. When I first saw that the boats we would be using were the inflatable variety I was a bit disappointed, but it turned out that they were ideal. This time of year the water level is only just high enough to be navigable, with quite a few rapids to negotiate. Continue reading Nam Ha River
We have spent the last three days deep in the Lao rainforest searching for gibbons. Getting there was so much fun I don’t care that we didn’t find any, especially as we have already seen them in Thailand. Continue reading Zip Line to Gibbon Experience
I was woken at 6am this morning by tuis, and now I’m drinking tea and watching the light changing over the estuary as the sun gets higher.
Continue reading Pataua camp