Travel Blogs from Taupo, New Zealand

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Christmas Skydiving in Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Christmas Skydiving in Taupo

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... at the airport for us….sorry Scott! But we re-arranged for Boxing Day, hoping for the weather to be better. Lake Taupo was our destination for Xmas Eve, Xmas Day and Boxing Day. After our driver, Bodz, noticed our choice of accommodation, he ...

The man who fell to Earth, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

The man who fell to Earth

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

A travel blog entry by segacs

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Just a quick note to wish everyone a happy St Paddy's Day. And Happy Birthdays to Mom and Iris. Still in Taupo. Enjoying it here. Went horseback riding this afternoon. (No, Mom, I didn't go skydiving, though that seems to be everyone's activity of ...

You haven't lived till you've jumped from a plane, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

You haven't lived till you've jumped from a plane

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... 't going to go, but after hearing person after person rave about how incredible it was, I figured, why not? Taupo is the least expensive place in New Zealand to try skydiving, and so when I got back into town this afternoon, I called them up and booked ...

Blog Slog, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Blog Slog

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... up and try and get the blog back on track and ready to publish at the public library (one of the very few free Wifi places in New Zealand are the public libraries, plus there is one in every town). I headed off to the kitchen to try and get a bit of ...

Hole in One with Unexpected Consequence, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Hole in One with Unexpected Consequence

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... dull chap to a comic genius as he swopped the bus for a seriously powerful jet boat.  It was a first class crazy New Zealand adventure experience.  The boat spun 360 degrees and narrowly missed rock faces as we blasted down the river.  We ...

Gone in Sixty Seconds, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Gone in Sixty Seconds

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... then jumped, free-falling at a rate of 155 miles per hour, for a total of sixty seconds through the clouds over Lake Taupo, before descending by parachute on to the small grassed area next to the Skydive hangar at Taupo airport. The whole drama was ...

Cruising on Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Cruising on Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... the Waikato river. New Zealand also has a right on stance to nuclear power, however on the news this week it stated that because New Zealand boycotted it, America cold-shouldered them for trade. The next tip from the site was much better, a cruise on the ...

A good lie in.......are we gonna dive today??, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

A good lie in.......are we gonna dive today??

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... taken it out of us as we began to feel really shattered. We just decided to crash in the room for the night. WHAT A DAY!! This was the main thing we wanted to do in New Zealand and it exceeded all our expectations - we want to do it again!!! ...

NZ Great Walk, Lake Waikaremoana, New Zealand travel blog

NZ Great Walk

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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This weekend was a big one! We conquered one of NZ's "Great Walk's" - 42 Kms and 3 days around Lake Waikaremoana. On Thursday evening, the 4 of us (me, Marcus, Pamela and Chris) drove 7 hours south-east to the incredibly remote Lake Waikaremoana ...

Big4, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Big4

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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

The sky is falling!, Rotoura, New Zealand travel blog

The sky is falling!

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Glowworm Caves in Waitomo Caves...like seeing stars in the caves! Slept in a Spa town ... best baths we have been to, by far. http://www.polynesianspa.co.nz/ And hostel was...sparse but cheap. And at about midnight the fire alarm went off. No ...

And for all the adrenalin junkies..., Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

And for all the adrenalin junkies...

A travel blog entry by segacs

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For all you adrenalin junkies, I highly recommend a trip to NZ - the country invented specifically for you. I'm here in Taupo, which borders on beautiful Lake Taupo. In true Kiwi fashion, simply looking at or admiring the lake isn't enough. It is ...

To Skydive or not to Skydive??, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

To Skydive or not to Skydive??

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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... a bit misty so we went to get the campervan battery fixed first before going to do anything. Once the battery was fixed, we headed to Taupo Adventure Park and Rock N Ropes to have a bit of fun. First thing we did was go in the maze, mainly because in the ...

Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by lauraandrich

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After all the thrills and smells of Rotorua it was off to Taupo, a beautiful little lake side town 2 hours into the south east. It was such a nice day on our drive into the town that we decided to stop at a what we thought was a waterfall but turned out ...

12,000ft and falling, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

12,000ft and falling

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb, video and photos to follow of pidgeandpies fall from heaven to ...

Rotorua: Hell's Gate and Luge, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorua: Hell's Gate and Luge

A travel blog entry by romero

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... we had eaten so well in Argentina(who could forget El Desnivel) and since we wanted to do so much adventure stuff in New Zealand we decided to save money by eating cheaply...real cheaply. That lasted until later that night when we decided to have dinner ...

Yes we are alive - just!!! on 20th we were ..., Taupo / Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Yes we are alive - just!!! on 20th we were ...

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... blow leaving a big hole. The ground is quite warm as well and this is all because of the fault that virtually breaks New Zealand in half (and causes all the earthquakes and volcanoes etc). At the bottom of some craters you can see the water boiling ...

Lakes & Volcanoes in the North Island, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lakes & Volcanoes in the North Island

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... forceful – the falls are short (only 10 metres) but 220,000 litres pass through the falls every second.  It's New Zealand’s most visited natural tourist attraction.  On the way back we have a paddle in the river but where the cold ...

Where has time gone?, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Where has time gone?

A travel blog entry by ajpeel

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... and they have Toffee Pops which are to die for, they are similar to a twix bar but in cookie form. But then I guess everything tastes gourmet when you are on the trails. I just arrived in Taupo, many exciting adventures planned for my final week in ...

Awesome, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Awesome

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... 't move for the next few hours. Our driver told us that this experience was one of his top 3 things to do in New Zealand; I agree. Arrived in Taupo this afternoon. It's just a small town right next to an enormous lake. I've only been here a few hours and ...

The Land Of The Long White Cloud, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

The Land Of The Long White Cloud

A travel blog entry by helsbells

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Kia ora from Aotearoa, otherwise known as New Zealand! I arrived here ten days ago and have been having a great time. I have joined a hop on hop off bus tour thingie in order to make the most of my limited time here. The company is called Stray and ...

The longest day....., Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

The longest day.....

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day We had originaly planned on getting to picton just in time for the ferry but as we had stayed close by we had the morning to walk round the town, and sit in the gardens on the harbour in the sun, it was a perfect day. Got on the ferry with no ...

Orakei Korako, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Orakei Korako

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... Woke up in our lovely spot beside the harbour, after the coffees and teas we got moving, we headed for the centre of Taupo, got a load of information from the information centre and decided which Thermals we wanted to do and where we would stay. We ...

Think I'll fall out of a plane at 12,000ft today, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Think I'll fall out of a plane at 12,000ft today

A travel blog entry by whereiscliffy

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... as it's over an hour away still; and the weather could change by then. 30 minutes later, Dave announced that the weather in Taupo is perfect for Skydiving! My stomach turned as if my bowels had just fallen out of me! Kirstie starts to bite every nail ...

It never rains in California..., Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

It never rains in California...

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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... to the Huka Falls, we took of westwards again towards the one extreme activity you can do regardless of the weather in New Zealand - black water rafting through the Waitomo cave system. We had signed up for an all-in package with a company called ...

2 months!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

2 months!

A travel blog entry by halenann

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... that have gone skydiving that day. I'm so excited :) my two canadian pals...kirk and conrad...are coming back through taupo next week sometime! Apparently they did the huge bungy in queenstown and have some really funny footage of kirk frantically ...

Der ranzige Franzose, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Der ranzige Franzose

A travel blog entry by weltenbummler07

... , welches man sofort hoert :-), Neuseeland ist einfach zu klein...  Gestern bin ich dann fuer 1,70 Dollar mitm Naked Bus nach Taupo gefahren. Ich bin nur nach Taupo gekommen um den Tongariro zu laufen, jetzt soll es in den naechsten paar Tagen nur ...

Kia Ora (Welcome), Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Kia Ora (Welcome)

A travel blog entry by joelnjo

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... on up to Auckland to meet Nidge and Laura (long story short, we didn't meet them!). Auckland is filled with all of New Zealand's strangest people, so after a quick round of mini golf, we hit the road again. Today we arrived in Taupo, looking into ...

3,2,1, BUNGY.........(no i'm too scared), Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

3,2,1, BUNGY.........(no i'm too scared)

A travel blog entry by yelleandjon

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We woke up once again to grey skies and sky diving looked distinctly unlikely, so we downgraded to a Bungy Jump!  Having booked it up we decided to catch the Aratiatia rapids, which are caused by the opening of the dam at 10am every day. On our way ...

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