Yesterday we walked 45 minutes along the edge of a river to a natural thermal spring. The water was boiling hot and we had a relaxing time sitting in the pool. That evening we went on a boat ride on lake Taupo, it was freezing out on the lake and we had four layers on, a hat and our hood, and the skipper gave us blankets, bean bags and wine to keep us comfy! We sailed over some quite bumpy water to see the Maori carvings on the cliff face. It was surprising to hear they were only done in the 1970’s, but shows how strong the Maori culture is in this part of NZ (photos to come a bit later).