Saturday, 20 April 2013

Rotorua event

Mount Tarawera and Lake Rotorua from Mount Ngongotaha
It was a small turnout for the Bay of Plenty Sun Club's walk to the summit of Mount Ngongotaha in Rotorua. Six of the group climbed to the summit while two others did the shorter and less strenuous hour long Nature Walk.

After the walk, four of the group stayed on in Rotorua and spent the afternoon at the top of the gondola. The boys did what boys do and went on the luge for the first time, while the girls took the photos.

Once at the bottom, the boys were brought back to the top on the chairlift.
After afternoon tea st the Summit tearooms, we had Happy Hour by the lake and then went for a Chinese smorgasbord.

One couple spent the night at Holden's Bay Motor Camp while the other stayed at the DOC camp on the shores of Lake Okareka and went for a walk around the shore of Lake Okareka the next morning. This was an easy walk and there was plenty of bird life along the way. This well maintained boardwalk walk around this picturesque lake was well worth doing.
Maybe next year some more members will come along to a weekend in Rotorua. Then we can do the Redwoods walks or Lake Okareka again.