Travel Blogs from Taupo, New Zealand

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On the road with AJ and Emerson, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

On the road with AJ and Emerson

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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12,000 Feet above Taupo!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

12,000 Feet above Taupo!

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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... the lines of 'wow , It's been ten minutes and I am only 1Km closer to work'... Ever since I landed here in New Zealand , I have made an extreme effort to enter every competition that there is (Collecting wrappers and everything). So far 'Wheatbix' ...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... . But this was one of those days. After a short bus journey from the madness that was Turangi we made our way to Lake Taupo where I was to meet my maker. Aishling had the common sense to avoid doing it, but with me somewhat lacking in the common ...

The long awaited Sky Dive - WHAT, CANCELLED!!!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

The long awaited Sky Dive - WHAT, CANCELLED!!!

A travel blog entry by jackandandrew

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G'day everyone. We arrived in Taupo late afternoon where we were told that there was going to be a Pimp and Hoes party that night. A well thought up idea considering that all backpackers bring alligator skin suites with them on their travels. We werent ...

Merry Christmas!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Merry Christmas!

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... stay down there for about 3 weeks. (We are already changing the date of our arrival in Australia!) We are really enjoying New Zealand. The people are quite friendly and the scenery is beautiful. There is some kind of campaign going on for safe ...

Who does that?, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Who does that?

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... , the level of thermal activity and sheer magnitude of the volcanic eruptions that have created such foreign conditions. Advancing to Taupo, we find accommodation and we meet a Swedish girl who wants to go bungy jumping and needs another for ...

More Volcanic Activity, Rotorua and Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

More Volcanic Activity

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... weekend was a Bank Holiday (the anniversary of Auckland), so we took advantage of the extra day and headed down to Rotorua and Taupo. Although we'd already been to Rotorua with Marcus's parents back in October, there is so much to see and do there, that ...

Back in Taupo, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Back in Taupo

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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White Water Rafting & a Big Lake, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

White Water Rafting & a Big Lake

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... Falls - not Hooker Falls! There wasn't loads of prostitutes just falling on their backs along the roadside!! This is apparently New Zealand's most photographed attraction. This is a massive flow of water that you would never survive if you went down in ...

Like a Lead Balloon, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Like a Lead Balloon

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... but with that time coming and going and the clouds staying it was another waiting game all morning. As if testament to New Zealand's unpredictable weather the sky was again clear come 12pm. The skydive was a go. Arriving back at the skydive Taupo ...

Geo-Thermal Sightseeing, Wairakei, New Zealand travel blog

Geo-Thermal Sightseeing

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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We woke up at 6am to take a sunrise nature walk. The woman who worked there last night said there was a lovely walk through the thermal valley, so we thought we'd check it out.  The walk was quite nice through the woods, with natural gases steaming ...

Skydiving Photos and Video, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Skydiving Photos and Video

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Hello all, Here are the photos and video to our amazing skydive that we done on Boxing Day! They are our favourite photos so far and hope you enjoy them too! Thomas: I would just like to explain that I was not as scared as I look in the photos and ...

Waitomo to Lake Taupo, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo to Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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... formed by an earthquake ripping pulling the Earth apart. You can see why this is one of the very few stretches of water in New Zealand that cant be rafted down! Around lunchtime we pulled in the scenic town of Taupo, situated on the banks of the ...

Taupo - Plenty of Walking, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo - Plenty of Walking

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... deserves an MBE, or similar! Suitably replete, we wandered down to the Waikato River at Cherry Island to catch sight of the Taupo Bungy. Although not in the least tempted to take the plunge ourselves, it was a pleasant setting for those with ...

Tongariro Crossing, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by hils

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... round Taupo and relaxed my aching muscles. Today I caught up with Joyce and Andy (my aunt and uncle) who are touring round New Zealand just now. It was really good to see familiar faces from back home. We had a lovely lunch, while I bored them with ...

Orakei Korako - The Hidden Valley, Orakei Korako, New Zealand travel blog

Orakei Korako - The Hidden Valley

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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On the way to Rotorua, we stopped off at Orakei Korako, Geyserland and Cave and enjoyed a lingering walk around the 'Hidden Valley'. We thought that the place was deserving of a separate entry, so that we can include more photos and (hopefully) movie ...

Tipping Down in Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Tipping Down in Taupo

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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One of New Zealand's oddities seems to be the infrequency of it's buses given the number of people traveling by them. The bus to Taupo was not due to depart till 3:30pm which combined with the noise of the rain bouncing off the window saw little hurry to ...

Is it a bird, is it a plane, its SuperSarah, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Is it a bird, is it a plane, its SuperSarah

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... to se the plane above her, and then flipped again right way up. The scenery was stunning taking in the views of lake taupo and the surrounding thermal springs. It was also sunset which made it all better. The instructor told Sarah to put her hands ...

Liked it so much I went back again!, Taupo and Rotoroua, New Zealand travel blog

Liked it so much I went back again!

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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25th February 2005 Return to the Huka waterfalls in Taupo - guess an attraction loses its impact once you have seen it once, but it was still good. Drive onto Rotorua - the sulphur smell isnt as strong this time, but the steam vents in the park ae ...

Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... the most impressive falls in height, but in water volume going through it was very impressive, especially with that beautiful blue color of New Zealand water. Our next stop was to the Prawn Farm, based on a recommendation from a couple we met at the ...

Yes, I am superman, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Yes, I am superman

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... in the wrong direction in a town called Acacia, but with new bearings I headed off to some waterfalls near by. Taupo is home to the largest lake in New Zealand, but still has all the thermal activity of Roturoa and is the home of outdoor sports on the ...

Hole in One - Almost, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Hole in One - Almost

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... edge.  A quick test confirmed the water was very bath like. In Taupo we settled with coffee and cake before taking on the Taupo Golf Challenge.  A golf flag mounted on a platoon out on the lake offered 5000 for a hole in one.  I could ...

Land of Volcanoes - and pink dinosaurs, Rotorua and Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Land of Volcanoes - and pink dinosaurs

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... again for putting me up!). It was then back on the road to Rotorua to meet up with the Stray bus again, continuing south to Lake Taupo. At 610 sq km the lake is the largest in the country, the flooded crater of a massive eruption in AD186. The area is ...

Iron Maidens, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Iron Maidens

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... right away that they weren’t doing it for leisurely exercise. They were training. Because in two days time Taupo would be hosting the 2011 New Zealand Iron Man. Katie and I were excited to see the competition front and center, and even more ...

All Dressed up for Nothing, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

All Dressed up for Nothing

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... meters of water every second flowing over them. With a good portion of blue sky now overhead I borrowed Lee's phone to call the Taupo skydive center hoping to rearrange for tomorrow to be told they are jumping now and they'll come pick me up from here. ...

Bungy!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Bungy!

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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... for a night out in Taupo, which coincided with a formula A1 race meeting (sort of a world cup for formula 1) at Taupo circuit, which New Zealand gained pole position, so as you can imagine, the town was busy with boy racers and racing promo girls (the ...

Wellington, Napier and Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Wellington, Napier and Taupo

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... After we were "released" from Napier Prision, we head off to Taupo. Taupo is a town on the side of Lake Taupo, which is New Zealand's largest lake. It is actually a crater caused by one of the biggest volcanic eruptions of the past 5000 years. So ...

A Sad Loss., Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

A Sad Loss.

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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... distraught. It appears she was attacked on her way home from a night out. This is something totally unexpected in New Zealand, even more so in a town like Taupo, a laid back tourist town of 30,000 people. It is hard to think, even in a place as safe ...

Volcano country, Taupo/Tongariro National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Volcano country

A travel blog entry by vicki

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... dorm room with an ensuite bath room to myself for 2 nights - privacy!!! Unbelievable!! The one outdoors thing I did do was in Taupo, when I got dragged along by some friends I met in Australia to the Rock & Ropes course, a kind of adventure ...

North Island wanderings, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

North Island wanderings

A travel blog entry by martin

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Summary Here I am in New Zealand, travelling around the North Island by car. Apart from the major city of Auckland, I have been to the Bay of Islands (sailing trip), the Coromandel peninsula (sea kayaking), Rotorua (volcanic hot springs and mud pools) ...

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