Taupo Holiday

Acacia bay 1:It’s the first week of the school holidays here and we’ve just spent the last week staying in Taupo… here are some holiday snaps:

Huka falls:The ever impressive Huka Falls:Huka falls 2: Paul taking a swim in the lake (there was a very good reason the only other swimmer in sight was a swan – it was a tad chilly for swimming)…:Acacia Bay 2:Wairakei Thermal park:

Wairakei:Lots of steam:Wairakei2:We were lucky with the weather, but it was still wet underfoot:WAirakei 3:But the children enjoyed themselves, tracking dragons through the steam:DSC_0161:Random (but beautiful) lichen:DSC_0209:Feeding some feathered friends:Wairakei 4:I loved this inquisitive peahen: Pea hen:There were lots of peacocks (and hens) tame enough to feed out of your hand:Peacock:This girl really loved a back scratch:DSC_0258:We checked out all the parks in town:Carter park:Enjoyed many coffees at the best cafe:Pj and Carter at Replete

:And even managed a spot of crafting at the local museum – the children’s artwork on the wall was awesome:Museum taupo:Train ride anyone?:Train ride taupo:We visited a prawn park, and learned all about freshwater prawns, I even hand fed some babies:Prawn feeding:Before we undertook a spot of fishing:Prawn fising:And caught a few prawns for dinner:Maia's prawn:A very tall redwood, surrounded by ponga ferns:Redwood:Not a real dinosaur ๐Ÿ˜‰ :r & f 2:Very real rainbow trout in a lovely clear spring:Trout:Happy holiday kids:Maia and carter kiwiIt’s lovely to have had a holiday, but oh so good to be home! How’s your week been? Janette xxx

22 thoughts on “Taupo Holiday

  1. bartynbozbartynboz says:

    Thanks for sharing your holiday photo’s Janette, they are lovely . My grand-daughter loved the peacock and the dinosaur! My brother-in-law lives in Christchurch and so I love looking at the scenery in NZ.
    I know the feeling that it is always good to get back home – there’s no place like it!


  2. Lisa says:

    What a beautiful family you have!! I love the pics of your kids and the hens and the one with them and the pig!! Hope you had a super Holiday!! Hugz, Lisa


  3. nanacathy2 says:

    What a terrific holiday- did the children find the dragon in the steam then? My week- chaotic- decorator is doing our sitting room and I can’t find anything anywhere, books all the way up the stairs- why do I need them all?


  4. gentlestitches says:

    What fun. I haven’t been to a hot spring but the pics and reading about that type of geography has always fascinated me. The children are so very sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Phyllis Haygood says:

    Love looking at pictures in faraway places. Maybe one day I’ ll be able to visit. I have NZ on my list of places. Watching from the States.
    Phyllis in North Carolina.


  6. Beate ( Bay-Ott-Tay) says:

    Thank you for sharing your fun! I needed that! Good to know other people have spare time and not only enjoy working. My grandchildren are asking for me to take off for fun, but first I have to get my business Ps and Qs in a row. So glad you are blessed!


  7. Nancy Hiraoka says:

    What a fabulous visual respite! I so enjoyed every single one of your fun pictures. Wonderful memories for your kids to have. Pigs! Chickens! Fish! Peahens! Dinosaurs! Prawns! Thanks so much for sharing!


  8. wendy says:

    I love Taupo!! Oh and those Huka falls are the best. So much fun you all had and the
    pictures take me back to when we were last there, maybe again next year. Next week
    we fly to Auckland on to the bay of islands for a week then back to Auckland โ˜บโ˜บWendy in Oz


  9. Linne says:

    Loved looking at your photos. That kiwi was so cute! The falls are impressive and the giant tree even more so. NZ is on my list of places to visit one day . . . ~ Linne


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