|Mount Tarawera and Lake Rotorua from Mount Ngongotaha|
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.