One of Lea things to do before she left New Zealand is Skydiving. It sounds scary to me, but as usual, I dont care! The cost for the jump plus photos is expensive but i'm so lucky that I work at a backpackers hostel and we do booking for tourist activities. So, we got buy one free one. Lea paid for her jump and I got free jump but the photos are not free.
Before getting off the plane, with my instructor, Paul.
DO NOT EATING SO MUCH AN HOUR BEFORE THE JUMP. I did this mistake, I had big breakfeast that morning and after the jump I feel like to puke.
|Tongariro Crossing Map|
|The 19.4KM trekking took about 5-7 hours. Depends on the individual level of fitness.|
|With my best friend, Lea.|
|Mount Ngauruhoe (the youngest Volcanoe, started to form 2,500 years ago, last erupted in 1975) or also called Mount Doom in Lord of The Ring.|
|Red Crater and Emerald Lake. The weather was unpredictable.|
|Don't forget to book transport to get to the starting point, or else you will ends up like us.|
My friends and I try to save as much money as we could. It was our plan not to book a transport to get back to the starting point because the cost is about $25 per person, the distance is about 20km from the end to the starting point (by road).
So Lea and I plan to hitch hike. The road getting so quiet by 5pm. Not only us was waiting at the roadside, a few hikers was waiting and waiting for any car to stop.