Travel Blogs from National Park Village, New Zealand

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To the North Island - first stop Tongariro N.P, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

To the North Island - first stop Tongariro N.P

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... plenty going off - a lot different to the cities in the south. So, earlier than originally planned we headed off to National Park village, access to the Tongariro National Park. Here we would be getting our first ever encounter with not one, not two ...

Snowboarding at Turoa, Mt Ruapheu, Mount Ruapheu, New Zealand travel blog

Snowboarding at Turoa, Mt Ruapheu

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... slope and running back up it with one foot still attached to the board (excellent work out if anyone is looking for new exercise). We could see ourselves making progress which was encouraging and I did actually feel like i had some control over where ...

No Mt.Doom :(, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

No Mt.Doom :(

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We woke up and drove most of the day towards Tongariro National park to see volcano's where 'Mount Doom’ from lord of the rings was filmed. Unfortunately it was so overcast that we couldn’t even see the volcano and our plan to get a plane ride ...

Into The Very Fires Of Mordor, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Into The Very Fires Of Mordor

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... We ate toast instead.) A bus drove us to the starting point of the Tongariro Crossing. Widely considered the best day hike in New Zealand, Tongariro Crossing is 19.4 kilometers long (12 miles) and takes you over an active geothermal area. It also provides ...

One Kiddie Cone, Please, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

One Kiddie Cone, Please

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... of the crazy New Zealand one lane roads. Or maybe it was because we were happy to be alive. Eventually we reached National Park. This was a very small town whose main purpose is to  put up travelers interested in hiking the Tongariro Crossing. We ...

Tongariro Crossing, Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... in the distance. We had a lengthy rest at Ketahi hut halfway down where we ate lunch and sunbathed (and experienced New Zealand's smelliest latrine) then another stop at a thermally heated stream where we bathed our tired feet. Down through some scenic ...

Journey into Mordor, Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand travel blog

Journey into Mordor

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Almost there, Tongarro, New Zealand travel blog

Almost there

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb & Video to follow, when we return to Blighty and proper ...

Doomed, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Doomed

A travel blog entry by samsonite32

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... it’s architecture or cities in general so we didn’t hang around and decided to stick to what New Zealand does best and headed to Tongariro National Park to get into some volcanic activity.  We arrived in the dark and set up the tent ...

National Park – Entspannen statt Wandern, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

National Park – Entspannen statt Wandern

A travel blog entry by schabby

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... auf der Südinsel hat mir wesentlich besser gefallen, als dieser Zug. Aber ich musste ja auch nur den halben Tag bis zum National Park mitfahren, dann durfte ich raus und hab Judi+Piet sitzen lassen. Die hatten ja wie gesagt einen kurzen Abstecher nach ...

A Walk In The Park, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

A Walk In The Park

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

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... another walk. Up to a waterfall, that I can’t remember what its name is. It started off well, just heading through National Park Village and then up and around a really winding path, before we got to a massive gate, where we headed off to the left ...

Wellington to National Park Village, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

Wellington to National Park Village

A travel blog entry by joycekeith

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Wednesday, February 14 Wellington to National Park Village We hate to tear ourselves away from the friendly folks and the lovely bay views of Moana Lodge, but we must be on our way north. Today is a drive through agricultural and grazing lands. We notice ...

Our Volcanic Hike, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

Our Volcanic Hike

A travel blog entry by simon-rosie

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... . We stopped for a break on lake Taupo, the biggest lake in NZ (its the blue blob on the map of the north island). We arrived in National Park town just before it got dark and found our hostel. We had a room off to the side with 6 beds to choose from to ...

17KM of hell but beautiful sights, Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand travel blog

17KM of hell but beautiful sights

A travel blog entry by jrcooke7

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... had hiking boots that had been chilling in our bags for weeks so they needed to be used. The Tongariro Crossing is one of New Zealand's most popular walks. It goes up into the volcanoes, by the emerald lakes, through a thermal area, and finshes in the ...

Desert Highway, Desert Highway, New Zealand travel blog

Desert Highway

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Kia Ora, dieses Jahr hat unsere Firma nur eine Woche geschlossen und dies sind meine ersten Weihnachstferien, in denen ich auf der Nordinsel geblieben bin. Bin mit dem Bus nach Auckland gefahren, ueber Weihnachten gibt es genuegend Passagiere, dass zwei ...

Day 188, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

Day 188

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... any Sound of Music songs? It was like Frodo returning to The Shire. A mere six hours later we arrived at the car-park; Alpine crossing complete. Woo! Me feet are hurting a bit and I’m knackered but relatively unscathed. Back to the ranch and ...

The Lord of the Rings experience, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

The Lord of the Rings experience

A travel blog entry by mmejojo

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... itself to me when I took on one of the toughest hikes I have ever done: The Tongariro Crossing. It's also supposed to be one of New Zealand's best one-day hikes. And yes, it does take a whole day to do it (I think we took 7.5 hours). I was very proud to ...

Tongariro, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro

A travel blog entry by marie-claude.g

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Enfin, nous pouvons voir les volcans... Le temps est beau mais menace de se dégrader dans l'après-midi selon le centre d'information. Nous devons retrouver aujourd'hui Julien Leblay avec qui je suis en contact depuis 2005 à travers Voyage Forum ...

Schnee und Eis, Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand travel blog

Schnee und Eis

A travel blog entry by neuseeland2007

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Der Blick aus dem Van am Morgen war nicht berauschend. Der ganze Himmel voller Wolken. Ob unser heutiges Projekt scheitern sollte? Gestern hatten wir uns noch bei blauweißem Himmel Ski und Felle ausgeborgt. Mit keinen großen Erwartungen fuhren wir ...

Taupo, Extreme sports CONTINUED, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by markandsteph

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CONTINUED from previous entry More photos - just wait till you see the dvd of us jumping and the 45 secs freefall, it is so ...

La route du monde oublié, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

La route du monde oublié

A travel blog entry by marie-claude.g

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... (1$), cela prend moins de place comme souvenir. (http://www.windwand.co.nz/heritagetrail.htm). Nous allons jusqu’à National Park Village où nous pouvons obtenir une bonne offre pour deux chambres communicantes, dont une avec salle de bains ...

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A travel blog entry by v_f

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Das Tongariro Alpine Crossing wird einem als "life changing experience" verkauft. Bevor das Trekking losgeht überlegen wir uns, was das bedeuten könnte. Uns fallen unter anderem die folgenden drei Gründe ein, weshalb die Wanderung unser Leben ...

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The "Family"

A travel blog entry by thatgirlkate

From Waitomo, we headed towards National Park Village for a Help X placement. The village is not nearly as exciting as it sounds, but its super close to the famous Tongariro Crossing so we really wanted to stay there in hopes of getting a chance at doing ...

Day 187, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

Day 187

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... robbery in the past. Oh good, in safe hands then. Anyway, today consists of the entire morning spent on the bus, heading for Tongariro National Park. A very welcome stop-off at 9.30 for a cuppa and a pee, which turned into a 45-minute stop-off as Salty ...

first adventures in nz, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

first adventures in nz

A travel blog entry by backpackers91

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der nächste tag brachte neben dem frischen wetter auch einige organisatorische arbeit mit sich. wir wollten alles so schnell wie möglich in die wege leiten um die verlorene zeit wieder gut zu machen. unter anderem managden wir jucy campervan, ...

Rained in..., National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

Rained in...

A travel blog entry by benbackpacker

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... us through many rolling  green hills with infinite sheep on them - just what I expected and hoped for in New Zealand! In National Park Village we checked in to National Park Backpackers, who decided to charge an extra 2$ for bed linen (!?) and ...

The Tongoriro Crossing! - Brave Little Noodle-Legs, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

The Tongoriro Crossing! - Brave Little Noodle-Legs

A travel blog entry by leevilporkchop

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Gotta get this down while I'm still all jazzed about it!!! So here it was, my big challenge. I was SO prepared it's.. well, its downright embarrassing prolly. Here is what I had in my pack for 7 hours of hiking: 4 PB+J sammiches 2 carrots 1 ...

Tongariro Crossing, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by fero_vrskovy

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We drove to National Park from Napier through more windy roads under construction and managed to pick up some loose gravel in the undercarriage of the car which gave us a bit of a scare until it finally all fell out and we realized what it was causing the ...

We Came, We Fell, We Conquered, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

We Came, We Fell, We Conquered

A travel blog entry by jengeorgewells

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... night out in Base (a hostel that also doubles as the only place to go out in and NZ town), we headed off to Tongariro National Park to embrace our hikers within... and obviously so Jen could put her Merrells to the ultimate test. However, before we got ...

Missed Opportunities, National Park Village, New Zealand travel blog

Missed Opportunities

A travel blog entry by lorenzkoffka

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... Wasserfall erreichten wir schließlich das Park Hotel mit Blick auf die schon genannten Herr der Ringe Berge und den National Park. Eigentlich war für heute das so genannte Tonigariro Crossing angesagt, welche zu den schönsten Wanderungen der Welt ...

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