Auckland, New Zealand

Rain. Lots of Rain when I arrived, but warmer than Melbourne, so I was OK. I was hoping for better weather the next day because canyoning (abseiling) was in my schedule.  Yes, with my gimp ankle.

I woke up to birds chirping and sunshine shining! It was on. I went with AWOL and we dominated the Piha Canyon. Javier was our guide and Connor was on the ride for training to be a guide. A Canadian couple went for the ride and they were awesome 😉

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From the top of Piha canyon

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First one

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First waterfall

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Second one highest and the best

We saw an eel in this pool. It was quite friendly. It started raining, so we picked up the pace.

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Narrowest and scariest!

There were a couple of jumps after that but nothing too high or scary.

We also checked out the black sanded beach.

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After Javier and I got dinner and a beer.

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Skycity tower in the middle

I was going to do the Canyonoz Canyoning in Thames, but it was double the price and they don’t pick you up from Auckland. It is definitely a better one to do and a lot harder.  Something maybe my ankle couldn’t handle.

The next day I head to Rotorua for spas and natural springs and mud geysers. 

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