New Zealand, North Island, Oceania

Youngsters’ Trip to Taupo – 4D3N

I joined my company’s Fresh graduate / Interns trip to Taupo for 4 days 3 nights. There are 11 of us – 5 from Wellington and 6 from Auckland.

I disguised as a fresh grad although I am too old to be a fresh grad. I hope no one discovered that I am the oldest! Well, actually I wasn’t lying – I joined my company as a fresh grad…… 5 years ago. I am happy that I was invited to the trip. This is the first time I am going for a trip with such a big group of people in oversea.

We left the office at 4pm+ and reached Taupo at about 9pm+. It is a super big house! There are endless rooms and bathrooms; this is a very good choice of accommodation~ good for a big group.

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First night at Taupo – Drinking! And Drinking!

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We played the ‘game of balls’ (not sure what it should be called). This game is fun – throw the ball to the cup and drink. You win the game once you hit all the balls into opponent’s cup. This is my first time playing this, and I realised it is harder than you thought! I played one round – and was commented as ‘the longest game ever’. =.=” It seems like I have no talent in this!

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Chatting time… I am amazed by how much they can drink! Especially a friend of us like drinking shots – she kept pouring shots for us. A voice in my heart: “Shot again!?”

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Water Rafting

I had a bad hangover on the second day. We went for water rafting. This is the first time I did the water rafting; I was nervous… and I was really brave to raft in the winter!

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We joined a water rafting tour. They supplied all the equipment including wetsuit, life jackets, gloves and etc. Once I get into the van, I felt something was not right… Opps!! I wear the wetsuit inside out!! (so you can see a part of my leg as I wasn’t able to zip all the way up)… I asked the guide, he said: ”It’s ok.. It still has the same function but, errr… it just makes you look a bit different from others.”

It was so embarrassing!! I hope no one discovered that >.<” Actually I injured my leg in a stupid accident on the night before, and it took me a huge efforts to wear the wetsuit, so there is no way I would take this off! I would rather be different.

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I jumped off the cliff!! (actually only about 1 meter) I have acrophobia so it is a big achievement for me. 🙂

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The water rafting is more fun than I expected. It is very exciting. I really enjoyed, especially when the boat was moving fast and we were almost falling to the river! I will definitely do it again.

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The group photos

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I laughed when I saw this certificate (with my name on it)! Haha! This water rafting company is so thoughtful. Overall this is a very good experience for me, and I would recommend Tongariro River Rafting to others. It costs NZD$98 per person (if you have at least 10 people). I think it is of good value.

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Second Night – Drinking Again
I didn’t take any photos on the second night. In fact, I was exhausted after the water rafting. I slept early (at about 12am). My friends are very energetic as I knew they have stayed till 2am+ again, I salute them! I feel that I am a bit old!

 

Huka Falls
This is the second time I visit Huka Falls, but this is the first time I am hiking Huka Falls Track.

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The scenery is amazing. The colour of water is really outstanding. It is not difficult to understand why it has been one of the famous tourist attractions in New Zealand.

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I love walking, especially walking in beautiful nature. I was very satisfied!

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Wow, I didn’t realise there is a hot pool here. Please bring a swimsuit next time.

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This clip is the highlight of our walk! (but I am not sure why?)

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What is this?
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Third night – drinking again!!?? All drunkards XP

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Drinking in the pub. And listening to the live music. I didn’t drink much though.

 

Fourth day – driving back home.

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The view is nice isn’t it? Actually Wellington is beautiful.

 

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PS: My injured leg. It was okay during the trip but when I got back home, it is painful at night. Unfortunately I had no First aid kit at home so I just took the pain. I was thinking: if a man helped me to bind up my wounds now I will definitely marry to him! Hahaha! But well, it is more realistic to rely on myself, and now I understand the importance of storing First Aid Kit at home. I bought the kit on the next day and bind up the wound. It seems like I need to forget about my favourite jogging and horse riding in the short-term!

Time to get back to work! I will be doing another trip very soon again. 🙂

 

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