Travel Blogs from Turangi, New Zealand

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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 ...

Auckland & Rotorua to Turangi - Day 253, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland & Rotorua to Turangi - Day 253

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... tower, the biggest structure in the southern hemisphere. Then hit the road again and drove south towards Rotorua. Rotorua is New Zealand's most popular tourist town with an unbelievable 3 million visitors a year. Visitor's flock here to see the ...

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 ...

The Tongariro Debacle, Tongariro, New Zealand travel blog

The Tongariro Debacle

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... museum was free, and actually really interesting. They had large exhibits dedicated to Maori culture, and today only, had the New Zealand forensic team in teaching people about fingerprint tracing and DNA reading -- a real life CSI. Very cool.) Tomorrow ...

Turangi - A Gentle Stroll..., Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Turangi - A Gentle Stroll...

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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Feeling extremely tired after the escapade with the annoying brats the night before, we slowly made our way northwards to Turangi, on the southern edge of Lake Taupo. It took us just over four hours to reach the tiny town, and I was certainly glad when ...

Tongariro II - Love is a Volcano, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro II - Love is a Volcano

A travel blog entry by jmo

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Greetings from the land of the "long white cloud", Maori name for New Zealand - and unfortunaltely quite appropriate. It's been a cold week or so since we've been here but despite the sometime cloudy, rainy weather we've been enjoying the North ...

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 ...

Two types of cave and an Angoran shave, Tongariro, New Zealand travel blog

Two types of cave and an Angoran shave

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... long ago Sharks was asking to lend some money off me to buy some Angoran Rabbits, or was that just a way to buy a farm in New Zealand?)  Anyway, that one is for you Mike.  We had our pictures taken with the little cute things, they were so soft ...

Hvae it Yuor Way, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Hvae it Yuor Way

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Mountains and Volcanes, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Mountains and Volcanes

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... and made the 1996 ski season for the area a write-off. The Lord of the Rings was filmed in various locations in New Zealand, including Tongariro. There's guidebooks you can buy here re: the filming of the trilogy in the country and young Tolkien fans ...

Wierd Little Town, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Wierd Little Town

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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Our bus arrived in Turangi at about 1.30am . We had arranged with the hostel for them to leave the keys for our room in the phone box ouside the reception. After we finally found the hostel in the dark unlit streets we made our way to the phone box as ...

Crossing Tongiriro Makes it Angry, Tongiriro Crossing, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Crossing Tongiriro Makes it Angry

A travel blog entry by irax

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... just astounded and just asked me to say hello to her mum when I'm there, errrr ok! As I said the Tongariro Crossing is billed as New Zealand's best one day walk. I can confirm that it's probably the best one day walk I've ever done, it was amazing. If ...

Lady and the (Alpine) Tramp, Tongariro, New Zealand travel blog

Lady and the (Alpine) Tramp

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... covering, World Heritage listed, Tongariro National Park.  This 19km tramp is considered the best day walk in the whole of New Zealand (and one of the best in the world) and hikes across active volcano craters , lush vegetation, and past beautiful ...

Lazying at lake Rotopunamou, Turangi area, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Lazying at lake Rotopunamou, Turangi area

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Feb 18, Lazying at lake Rotopunamou, Turangi area Another stop, another house, another type of facilities... it is like a routine already, where we all unpack, load the fridge, get organized and visit a few places here and there ...

Hikes near Whakapapa, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Hikes near Whakapapa

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... river bed. Then, we hiked a 7km loop to see the Taranaki falls where Lance had a dip into the clear but pretty cold water. New Zealand is beautiful and everywhere we go, we are charmed by what it has to offer. We already want to come back here for ...

Walkies and a dip, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Walkies and a dip

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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

Tongariro Alpine crossing, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Alpine crossing

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Feb 19, Tongariro Alpine crossing Tongariro Alpine crossing is nominated as one of the best hikes in New Zealand... and no, kidding! this morning, when we brought the kids at the beginning of the hike, there were at least 10 ...

Land Of A Thousand Rainbows, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Land Of A Thousand Rainbows

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... fireplace or marvel at the array of rainbows that those conditions inevitably produce. There's no much to the town of Turangi but it's a homely base for visiting the geothermal region and for doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. And that's exactly what ...

Geothermal Wonderland, Tokaanu, New Zealand travel blog

Geothermal Wonderland

A travel blog entry by thelees

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The geothermal hot springs region was so amazing to see. We'd never seen anything quite like it before. Yes, there's a whole region with it's own highway. It seethes with steam visible from the road, bubbling cauldron-like mud-pools and gurgling old ...

Freeze On!, Kaimanawa Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Freeze On!

A travel blog entry by thelees

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I forgot my flip-flops in Auckland, a result of walking around barefoot most of the weekend. So when we stopped for P&P - petrol and pee - I rushed into the wet-floored loo without thinking. Doh! I'm sure it was just water, it had to be!  ...

coolest thing ever, Waitamo, New Zealand travel blog

coolest thing ever

A travel blog entry by greatescape

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The first thing we have done on our adventure tour was the coolest thing I have ever done in my life. It's called Black Water Rafting because it is in caves underground so it's dark. We went in groups of 8 or so and we picked the earliest time slot which ...

Tongariro Apline Crossing, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Apline Crossing

A travel blog entry by camer

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... niestety z ladnych widoczkow byly nici :(. Po dojsciu na druga strone i zejsciu do podnoza gory zlapalismy stopa z powrotem do Turangi, gdzie Laura zrobila nam samkowity obiad. Pozniej obejrzelismy sobie Lord of the Ring 3, ktory byl krecony w okolicy ...

Tongariro National Park, Tongariro, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro National Park

A travel blog entry by christoff

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Today we Left Lake Taupo and headed for the Tongariro National park but before we got there we stopped of at this great vantage point where we had the most amazing Kodak moment of Lake Taupo the weather was amazing and the view was just sublime. After ...

New Zealand, Motutere, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand

A travel blog entry by myers

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Visit to 'Mordor'!, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Visit to 'Mordor'!

A travel blog entry by barryandemma

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One of our most anticipated days in NZ - the Tongariro Crossing which is approx 6 hour walk past volcanic sites including Mount Doom and various other Lord of the Rings locations (although that wasn't the main reason that we went, honest!) The walk ...

On the Road, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

On the Road

A travel blog entry by debted

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... that was twisty & turning like the Cabot Trail only the water we saw was Lake Taupo....just beautiful.  Stoppped for the night in Turangi everything seems closed except for the groceries...so had a picnic dinner outside our cabin....Great ...

Around the Tongariro Area, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Around the Tongariro Area

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube

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... many people are around. We grab some food from the cafe and check out the ski shop. It's supposedly the biggest ski area in New Zealand, but it pales in comparison to anything in Colorado's main areas. Back at the hostel, I make two trips to the fish and ...

Tongariro Etc, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Etc

A travel blog entry by mirandrea1

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... .  We made some friends there, including a little Beagle named Boston.  Day 2 in Turangi, we rafted the Tongariro River with our guide Garth.  New Zealand is an outdoor paradise - it's like a combination of Oregon and ...

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A travel blog entry by gavnich77

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This crossing is widely regarded as the best one-day tramp in New Zealand, and has become increasingly popular over the last few years as it was heavily used in the Lord of the Rings films. Not having seen them, I didn’t recognise anything. With the ...

trekking up mount doom!, Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

trekking up mount doom!

A travel blog entry by vickz_2

while staying in the tiny town of turangi, we trekked across the landscape of mount doom as made famous by the lotr films and soothed our aching bones in the free hot baths. aaaaahhhhh! ...

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