06.08.2014 - 07.08.2014
The plan for this morning was skydiving over Lake Taupo, which looks more like a sea as it's the same size as Singapore. We were picked up by a white stretch limo and got all kitted out ready to go up in the plane but unfortunately it was postponed as there were no breaks in the clouds. Were due to be picked up again at 1 in the afternoon, which was pushed back till 3, so we played lots of card games in the hostel. At 3 the weather was still bad so the skydive was cancelled but as Si says, a bad day in New Zealand is still a great day anywhere else! Ended up playing minigolf with the rest of the skydivers from our tour which was a good laugh and Kate beat all the boys and the top score of the course. Went out for an Indian for dinner which was the first spicy food we'd had in days. Lauren and Kate impressed everyone by choosing the hot option and Ash predictably stuck with the mildest one! Got up at 6am the next day so we could do the skydive before leaving Taupo. Again, got picked up by the limo, headed down to the airfield, got decked out in the gear and ... didn't manage to go up in the plane. All in all very frustrating but we headed off on the long drive to Wellington.