We had intentions to return to Tongariro National Park to do at least one more hike. Couldn’t miss spending time there since we specially made plans to stay in the area.
It was raining pretty hard when we reached Whakapapa Village; waited it out a li’l with hopes that the rain would let up but it didn’t. We eventually decided to google on things to do in the vicinity.
Where the pregnant fishies stay.
Trouts, trouts everywhere.
Cleaning it up a li’l for us.
XM so thrilled! She really wanted to catch a fish.
Sorry fish. But you belong in my tummy.
Drove to our new accommodation – Alpine Motel & Backpackers Lodge – to quickly check-in and keep the fish fresh. Booked the night’s stay only the day before because we only decided then to extend our stay. Our Airbnb spot didn’t have any vacancies so we had to sleep somewhere else.
Our private li’l space.
The view outside the kitchen.
Leaving XM to clean/ gut the fish. I don’t belong in the kitchen.
Oh man. Look at all those eggs.
We took a pretty chill and relaxing day, partially cause of the weather.
Next up: Lower Tama Lake Walk in Tongariro National Park!
Read more about my previous adventures in New Zealand here: