Today we began our morning by sleeping in a bit, later breakfast, and then a jade carving demonstration, and a morning spent having adrenaline rushes at Velocity Valley. While there, many students drove fast speed boats and did the giant free-fall swing: the swoob!
while most of our adventures at Velocity Valley were caught in videos rather than pictures, we took an enormous amount of pictures during our afternoon trip to Hobbiton!
Then finally, we met up with the rest of our tour group in the town of Matamata (pronounced meta-meta) and drive the rest of the way to Auckland. Auckland, a much larger city than Rotorua, did not disappoint. It was beautiful by evening and night time. We walked to the coast and hung out at the pier for a while and ate dinner down there until the rain came and we returned home to the hotel for the night.