Travel Blogs from Taupo, New Zealand

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Tongariro Crossing, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by rich

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The Tongariro Crossing is widely regarded as the best one day walk in New Zealand, and Richard from Wellington had also recommended it to me, and so I decided to give it a shot. Coincidentally, when I went to pay for the bus ticket at Reception the ...

Dec 05, 2011, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Dec 05, 2011

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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Jumping out of a plane!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Jumping out of a plane!

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Work hard, play hard. After an intense few weeks at school, Jill and I were off on a girl's weekend to Taupo. We drove down after school on Friday night, a gorgeous drive. We made good time and managed to complete the trip in the light. We had dinner at ...

Huka Falls, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Huka Falls

A travel blog entry by rich

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... swinging (and various other ways of throwing yourself off a building). One of the guys was doing a skydive the following day and it was tempting, but I decided to resist and do it in Taupo when I return in about 6 weeks...after I've earned some ...

On the slopes of Mount Doom, Taupo and Tongiraro, New Zealand travel blog

On the slopes of Mount Doom

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Labour day bank holiday weekend rolled round, so Rick and I set off exploring again, this time to New Zealand's biggest lake, Taupo. The lake is the biggest in New Zealand- apparently large enough to fit the whole of Singapore into (if you can find ...

Taupo Bungy!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo Bungy!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... room. After chatting for a while, inevitably the talk turned to these adventure activities that seem to be everywhere in New Zealand! I looked at her skydive pictures, and also some photos of her Bungy Swing in Queenstown (something that I definitely ...

Weather for Ducks, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Weather for Ducks

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... forest and ended up walking over 2 km away from the water fall, before finally deciding to turn around. Huka Falls is where New Zealand's largest river, the Waikato is slammed into a narrow chasm and then makes a spectacular 10m drop into a surging pool ...

Taupo - Near Death Experience, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo - Near Death Experience

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... I have know idea why; obviously a total moment of utter madness, but I felt so good about everything. The sun was shining Lake Taupo was so stunningly beautiful and everything seemed good in the world. I had absolutely no chance to change my mind, as we ...

Lake Taupo Road Trip, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo Road Trip

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... of Thomas' parents. We had a great night, with a few glasses of wine and hearing lots of stories about their time in New Zealand. Thomas enjoyed getting to catch up with them and talk 'shop' with Sav. We spent the night in their guest house which is ...

Dec 18, 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Dec 18, 2011

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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The Tongariro Crossing, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

The Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... keeping up with his Scottish character is keen to save and also make use of our tent and his new sleeping bag. Actually camping in New Zealand is probably one of the best ways to see the countryside. DeBretts costs a hefty 10 GBP for us both but itīs ...

Spelunking for glowworms, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Spelunking for glowworms

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... a pool of water we couldn't even see below. Really great experience and I'm glad I did it. The rest of the day was spent bussing to Taupo which is a very nice town by a lake. Had a good night with a bunch of friends from the tour at an Irish pub. Bye for ...

Dec 20, 2011, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Dec 20, 2011

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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the end of our time in Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

the end of our time in Taupo

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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The time has (finally?) come... we're leaving Taupo tomorrow, after having made it our first 'longer-than-2-days' stop. All in all, a good stop, if for no other reason than I think it helped us slow down, and get into a more relaxed pace. We've been ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... taking this challenge on...   Back on the road we continued up to the massive volcanic caldera that is now Lake Taupo. The Huka Falls provided a pleasant afternoon stroll particularly as there was a group of Gap Year yobs enjoying a cheeky jet ...

Last stop on the lake, Whanganui Hut, Lake Waikaremoana, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Last stop on the lake

A travel blog entry by jawad

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East Cape Tour - Day Seven! Robert and I were up before Sebastian, and started preparing the breakfast. By the time he walked in the kitchen we had everything ready and he was really surprised. It wasn't much of a birthday breakfast, but when you're ...

On the Road South, Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Mt. Tongarirro and Wellington, New Zealand travel blog

On the Road South

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... ) meeting a guy from Maine, and getting my hair cut, I hit the road once again, this time heading south to Rotorua and Taupo. Rotorua is famous for volcanic hot springs and bubbling sulfur mud pools, and Taupo is famous for its incredible lake of the same ...

Thrillseeking in Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Thrillseeking in Taupo

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand; the area surrounding the lake is another popular holiday resort where lots of thrill-seeking activities are available. The most famous attraction in the area is the Huka Falls – a fast ...

Bloody NZ weather!!, Taupo and Wellington, New Zealand travel blog

Bloody NZ weather!!

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... waiting for about an hour, then got told the wind was too strong and it was getting too cloudy to go... Bummer!!! I'm gonna go back to Taupo though, so maybe third time lucky! The bungy jump was also off, as it was almost 11 by the time we got back into ...

Waterfalls, Bee hives and Brain Ache,  Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Waterfalls, Bee hives and Brain Ache

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... going…..too much writing and not enough pictures! But they did have live seismograph readings from various centres in New Zealand, an artificial geyser, and an earthquake simulator which allows you to feel how a magnitude 6.5 earthquake would ...

Goodbye Auckland!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye Auckland!

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... off to meet up with Anna-Marie and Paul again. I picked them up from the airport on the 25th Nov - they got a great hello from New Zealand as it just started to rain as soon as they got off from the plane! Plus we got stuck in loads of traffic on the ...

What did you do this Morning!!!, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

What did you do this Morning!!!

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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... given, legs up out front and then a slight bump and we were down, a few more cheers of joy and it was all over. Skydive Taupo made the experiance one I will do time and time again, well one day maybe! I dont think I want to cheat death to soon again, ...

Jumping out of a plane, Lake Taupo, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Jumping out of a plane

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... with added algae/seaweed. It looks as green as it sounds, but is quite tasty. One of the advantages (and disadvantages) of New Zealand's weather is that it is very changeable. Today this was going to work to our advantage because the skies appeared ...

Strange who you meet in Taupo!, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Strange who you meet in Taupo!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... 1 and I wondered why I kept waking up when the huge logging trucks came past!! Still drizzle but head up north to Lake Taupo and arrive earlier than we anticipated. After driving around to get our bearings and find another great camping place (free in ...

Scared of heights? Me? Pah! : The Sequel, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Scared of heights? Me? Pah! : The Sequel

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... clearly still raging.  Again we were disappointed and were moved to 4.10pm.  We had wanted to do the Huka Falls, apparently New Zealand’s most popular natural attraction, walk but as we didn’t have time to do the walk and get to a ...

On the Road Again, having a Zorb of a time, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

On the Road Again, having a Zorb of a time

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... the golden sun, with the sky all lit up orange - beautiful! (I know I'm using that word a lot, and I know I will throughout New Zealand, that's just how to describe this BEAUTIFUL country!) You just have to look at the photos! After the beach, we were ...

Thermals galore!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Thermals galore!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... the dam every couple of hours which is pretty cool to see the river filling up beneath and water crashing round. After lunch overlooking Taupo, the sun was trying to get through (has been my favourite phrase for most of our time here!) we went down to ...

Skydiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Skydiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... . To celebrate Kat's twenty seventh year on this world, Kat and I, Shani, Aaron, Alan and Aaron drove down to Lake Taupo for a weekend break so Kat could jump out of an airplane. Totally un-planned, I ended up playing with the video recorder ...

Lake Taupo, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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We were divided about going to Lake Taupo. It was raining. Ailbhe's case was 'It's just another lake', Michael's: 'Sure, we'll just go and check it out, the Hostel has free internet'. The case for the free internet won out and we set off. It ...

Bubbling Away..., Rotorua, Taupo and Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Bubbling Away...

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Sunday 30th January 205 Drive to Rotorua today - pass some more pretty bays (New Zealand is full of beautiful scenery, everywhere you go). My guidebook was not joking - you really can smell the city before you arrive - it smells of rotten eggs, due to ...

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