Long ago, going on holiday was always a good excuse to take a break from exercise.. Now it's a perfect excuse to explore some new places by foot!
The Whakarewarewa forest (Rotorua) was just beautiful. Gorgeous redwood trees, so springy underfoot and quiet! Just lots of tourist traffic. I only explored one walk (with a steep uphill side excursion for 'fun') and there was a gorgeous spring along the way (see below).
We also had a couple of days at lake taupo, was just lovely running in a different neighborhood, a bit of trail running and some time along the lake front. Just gorgeous!