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A trip to remember..
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
We have been to the Whakapapa ski fields with Abha & Co. on Saturday and had a great time, the ski fields are on the northeasterly slopes of Mt Ruapehu. It is New Zealands biggest and busiest ski area. Like most areas in New Zealand, Whakapapa has treeless alpine conditions and the skifield itself is divided in two by an ancient remnant lava flow.
Below are some pics... Needless to say kids had a fantastic time..
A magnificent view of the snow clad mountains

Anu with Aman and Ishi


Anu on the snow board followed by Aman and Govind with Ishi

Surrounded by stunning volcanoes, bush clad mountains and a spectacular landscape lies the largest freshwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Taupo.
The water is stunningly blue - the air fresh and unpolluted - the town bustling with cafes and the scenic delights greet visitors at every turn.
Abha(in white top) tried her best to look as tall as me.. hee hee

Just a short drive north of Taupo are the Huka Falls, New Zealand's most visited natural attraction. The thundering Huka Falls provide a fantastic photo opportunity - more than 220,000 litres of water tumbles over the cliff face per second! The falls occur when the Waikato River, after flowing over a comparatively wide bed, is abruptly confined for about 250 yards to a narrow rock-bound chasm less than 50 ft wide. At the lower end the whole discharge of the river is precipitated over a cliff 35 ft high into a deep circular basin. The name “Huka”, meaning “foam”, is appropriate and the falls look awesome.
All of us together
posted by All Smiles!! @ 12:53 PM  
  • At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Abha said…

    It was so much FUN - hai na?? And the kids enjoyed it too at the same time behaving so well !! I think we should plan that 'Coromandel' trip real soon : ) Just be prepared for lots of driving with stopping for photos at every corner ! Its just beautiful : )

  • At 12:43 AM, Blogger Beefybob7 said…

    Hi Rajitha,

    You all certainly had fun in the snow. Hope it will be gone when my wife and I visit in November.

    We're just back from the beaches of Surfers Paradise in Queensland.

  • At 4:55 AM, Anonymous Sadiya said…

    Hi Rajitha
    Well done, nice pics.
    Definitely seems like lot of fun.

    Hey can you please pass my very belated birthday greetings to Venu.
    promise, will not miss it next year.
    Catch you soon!!!

  • At 10:24 AM, Blogger Rajitha said…

    True Abha, it was soo much fun and I am soo looking forward for the other trip now.

    Thanks for the wishes Sadiya, I will surely pass them onto Venu

  • At 10:28 AM, Blogger Rajitha said…

    Welcome back Beefybob7!! hope you had a great time in Queensland. Make sure you post some pictures..
    Yeah, I dont think you will get to see any snow here in November but surely a pefect time to check out all the lovely beaches we have here...

  • At 7:35 PM, Blogger Beefybob7 said…

    Thanks Rajitha,

    We had a great time in Queensland.

    Have posted some pics of our Cook Islands favourite restaurant.

    Still developing our Queensland photos.

    Will have to get a new digital camera for better quality. We are still in touch with Julienne.

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