Being the great guides that they are, they suggested that on Saturday we go and do a nice day hike at Wairere Falls. Of course I couldn't say no to that! The falls is the highest in the North Island with a height of 152m (according to wikipedia, but we thought it looked a bit higher), so the sight was pretty sweet. The trail leads to a midpoint lookout as well as the top of the falls. On the way up there are various little waterfalls that gave me an opportunity to snap some interesting photos.
This was the first time that I had really experimented with longer exposures and running water, but for an initial try I think they turned out ok. At least the falls is close enough that I can return if I wish.
Here's a cool group shot that Galina was able to take during one of our runs.
A reoccurring theme resonated throughout the weekend: a great time was had and we returned home exhausted.
As always, check out my flickr at www.flickr.com/danielbott for more shots and bigger versions.