Travel Blogs from Ohakune, New Zealand

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Canoeing the Whanganui, Pipiriki, New Zealand travel blog

Canoeing the Whanganui

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro National Park

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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We were due to leave taupo at about 10.30am, so it gave me time to have a walk around,find some breakfast and and inter net cafe. taupo is a lovely place and I would have liked to have stayed there for a few days, but I had arranged to met Esther in ...

TROGDOR and Jawad hit the road, Extreme Backpackers, Turangi, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

TROGDOR and Jawad hit the road

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... to Auckland and I headed south to Turangi. The drive was perfect: beautiful scenery, an open road, my latest CD compilation playing. New Zealand is without doubt my favourite country to drive in. As I headed into Taupo I took the turn off for Huka ...

Christchurch Earthquake, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch Earthquake

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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As we were whisked back to civilisation from our 4-day kayak trip down the Whanganui River, central North Island, we learned about the earthquake and horrific death-toll in Christchurch, South Island, currently estimated to be around 250 to 300 people. ...

Kamikaze Tel, Toupo and beyond, New Zealand travel blog

Kamikaze Tel

A travel blog entry by baldtel_on_tour

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Hello all once again. Taupo: This town is like the Adrenaline town of the North Island as Queenstown is to the South. The town is based on the South of Lake Taupo. On the other side of the lake (its massive - as far as the horizon can go), we can ...

Round the Mountain & Tongariro North Circuit Trek, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Round the Mountain & Tongariro North Circuit Trek

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Tongariro Crossing, Extreme Backpackers, Turangi, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by jawad

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It has been a while since I have slept in a dorm room, and compounded with going to bed unusually early I just could not get to sleep last night. The German guy in the room kept laughing in his sleep, and both he and the Austrian occasionally mumbled a ...

Snowboarding Attempt Number 1, Turoa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Snowboarding Attempt Number 1

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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Today was the shortest day in the southern hemisphere, and marked the official start of winter. The weather was like winter as well, with cloud and rain. We left Taupo and drove to Tongariro National Park and stopped at a place called Okahune, the base ...

Mordor & Carrots, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Mordor & Carrots

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... was a tower of strength, even though he admitted after some of the rapids had him worried! On the drive back to Ohakune with Josephine we stopped to marvel at snow-capped Mount Ruapehu glistening in the sun, and looked forward to attempting the Crossing ...

Mangawhero Doc Site, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Mangawhero Doc Site

A travel blog entry by lauranikol

$6 per person basic but really lovely site, only there briefly as up early to do the ...

Mud and Carrots, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Mud and Carrots

A travel blog entry by jennandpaul

... Tongariro National Park was challenging.  Good thing the scenery was enough to keep us awake.  We stayed at a great B&B in Ohakune which is the carrot growing capital of NZ and had the requisite gigantic carrot at the edge of town.   ...

Epic Hike - the Tongariro Crossing, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Epic Hike - the Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by jennandpaul

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A very early 4:30 start to our day. We were on the trailhead by 6:15 or so.  We had heard about NZ's "best single day hike" that also served as part of Mt. Doom in Lord of the Rings and figured 19km seemed do-able.  I will let the pictures ...

Epic Bike - the 42 Traverse, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Epic Bike - the 42 Traverse

A travel blog entry by jennandpaul

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I admit it was a terrible idea to follow up a 19km hike with a 42km mountain bike ride, but at the time it seemed like a good idea. I should've taken Jenn for another spa day, but instead we spent the better part of the day pedaling uphill, speeding down ...

Ohakune Old Coach Road bike trail, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Ohakune Old Coach Road bike trail

A travel blog entry by skylarker

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Just wanted to upload some pictures of the Old Coach Road bike trail in Ohakune.  It's a 2-3 hour mountain bike trail that goes on an old railroad bridge.  I have to upload pictures while I have good wifi!   ...

hmmm this place looks familiar!, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

hmmm this place looks familiar!

A travel blog entry by lesandsteve

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... 260bhp dream machine!), Michelle and Sian and hit the road for Ohakune. Dropped by Palmy for Steve and off we went. Arrived at Ohakune in time to grab a takeaway pizza and meet in Seamus' room for cards and drinks. On Saturday we decided to head ...

Waiouru, Waiouru, New Zealand travel blog

Waiouru

A travel blog entry by liviou

THE walk (where'd Tommy go?), Tongariro, New Zealand travel blog

THE walk (where'd Tommy go?)

A travel blog entry by beth

Just an amazing, amazing, amazing walk - Tongarario Crossing Losing Tommy on the volcano from hell Sprinting the end of the hike to make it to the bus pick up in time Sliding down the volcano (I think my butt print is still ...

Return to Ohakune, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Return to Ohakune

A travel blog entry by funkymonk132

... one last splash of sunshine before I head south for the winter. On Wednesday the travel plan looks something like this: Ohakune - Waiouru - Wellington (stay overnight) - (ferry) Picton - Nelson - Richmond - Motueka - Takaka Just outside Takaka lives ...

We hit the snow...hard, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

We hit the snow...hard

A travel blog entry by anthonymelinda

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... set in and we couldn't even see the summit. Checked into our hotel around 6pm and went out for dinner - they have great pizza in Ohakune. The boys crashed early tonight and I'm searching for some kind of muscle relaxants....my calves are killing me ...

Tongariro Crossing, Land of Mordor, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by reaandtim

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Skiing!, Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand travel blog

Skiing!

A travel blog entry by whereisandrew

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We went skiing! Was great fun lol (i see a theme developing!) Tricky at first. Had huge laugh at each others expense! We were whizzing down the slopes by the end of the day. Had a lesson in the morning and let loose in the afternoon! Recommend it to ...

Snow and rain on Mt Ruapehu, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Snow and rain on Mt Ruapehu

A travel blog entry by anthonymelinda

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A slow start this morning but we all geared up for a skiing session. It had been raining most of the night and blowing a gale so we not as lucky with the weather today. Due to the extreme wind all chairlifts were closed when we arrived - so only the ...

Goodbye South Island, Hello North Island, Whakapapa, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye South Island, Hello North Island

A travel blog entry by lynsey

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... blown away, I settled into a comfy seat inside with my book and a cup of tea! On arrival at Wellington we picked up our new car and promptly drove out of the city. We stayed in an absolutely delightful backpackers (Moana Lodge) right on the beach in ...

Tongariro Crossing, Mid north Island, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by becs

Tongariro Crossing Share 2:31am Friday, Mar 16 | Edit Note | Delete Amazingly we managed to fit 4 people, 3 ruck sacks, a bike, 2 tents& many other bits & pieces into the 2cv, waved goodbye to Wellington, & trundled up to middle-north-island. ...

Onwards 'n' outwards, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Onwards 'n' outwards

A travel blog entry by muelmcguinness

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... 18 months you'd have made an acoustic guitar and mandolin from scratch, be a fully qualified ski instructor and be travelling around New Zealand I would have laughed. Even writing it I'm shaking my head in amazement. So I think a thanks is in order! ...

Whakapapa - Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, New Zealand travel blog

Whakapapa - Tongariro National Park

A travel blog entry by fourloves

We arrived late, grumpy, and cold to Whakapapa village, a small Banff-esque ski village, which has all of about ten businesses, two being the local chalets. We were discouraged by the weather info the DOC office gave us - gale winds, snow, rain, ...

Spaghetti at the base of Mt. Doom, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Spaghetti at the base of Mt. Doom

A travel blog entry by paigebink

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So we stopped for the night in Ohakune, a rather cute town on the Mangawhero River at the base of Tongariro National Park. We are enjoying another night of freedom camping and having our first spaghetti night! Listening to journey and thinking of my dad ...

First week in Ohakune, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

First week in Ohakune

A travel blog entry by funkymonk132

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... week my host family is off to visit their relatives in Tauranga, and I've been invited along. Roadtrip! It will be cool to see a new city, which ironically is most of the way back to Auckland... but anyway it should be fun and if nothing else means a few ...

Sunset over Mount Doom, Ohakune, New Zealand travel blog

Sunset over Mount Doom

A travel blog entry by squiresmm

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... liked sitting down in the peaceful setting for a spot of lunch, we munch down some sandwiches and take in exactly what we had imagined New Zealand’s nature would offer. When back at the van the sun is starting to set but we have one more trip to ...

Blazing paddles, Whanganui, New Zealand travel blog

Blazing paddles

A travel blog entry by markandrebecca

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We had booked ourselves on a 3 day canoing trip on the Whanganui river so after stocking up on loads of supplies we parked overnight at the meeting point and were greeted in the morning by Steve with 4 barrels into which all our stuff had to go.  We ...

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