Travel Blogs from Taupo, New Zealand

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Heading South to Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Heading South to Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by betsyandjason

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... huge loss for NZ and for the Kimreys. We're now being forced to watch the Auckland - Wellington game in the upcoming Air New Zealand Cup (since NZ also lost a big cricket tournament in an early round...). First stop after Russell was in Raglan - ...

New Zealand Update, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand Update

A travel blog entry by jofarr

We've been here in New Zealand for about 3 weeks now, the scenery is just amazing, every corner you turn there is another photo opportunity, although the weather is bloody cold!! We're spending the majority of our time in the South Island as that's were ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by stollmusic

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Zunächst fuhren wir nach Taupo wo wir auf einem grossen Campingplatz mit Namen "Reid's Farm" am Fluss Waikato für 2 Nächte unser Zelt aufstellten. Nach der ersten Nacht geht es ein wenig flussabwärst zu den Huka Falls, wo der Fluss sich durch eine ...

Why i ate a Burger King on an active volcano, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Why i ate a Burger King on an active volcano

A travel blog entry by cathyw

... and off all the time to gaup at geothermal hot pools, gushing geysers and ghosts of hobbits skipping around in valleys, we arrived in Taupo at threeish and we would be leaving at 7.50 in the morning to do the Tongariro Crossing, a seven hour mountain hike ...

Please can I sky dive today, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Please can I sky dive today

A travel blog entry by amandaroberts79

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... whole experience again. I think the most scarey experience is watching the DVD afterwards as it is so cringe worthly! So onto Taupo. I skydived with two Swedish girls Madelaine and Emma who tried to convince me to come out with them that night. Nothing ...

Traveling from Tarawera to Taupo and beyond..., Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Traveling from Tarawera to Taupo and beyond...

A travel blog entry by wynnejoy

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... 40! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7HGMsMxm_U The next day we picked up our things and moved south a smidge to the beautiful Lake Taupo.  We stopped along the way just outside a sleepy little town, Reporoa, at a public hotspring pool.  Not the ...

TTS, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

TTS

A travel blog entry by halenann

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These last few days have been so hectic. It seems like I've been working at tts(taupo tandem skydiving) for a few weeks rather than just a few days. I have to admit that it's been a little tiring/stressful, we get there at 8am and don't get to go home ...

Down to Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Down to Taupo

A travel blog entry by cf-

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... it transpired that they wouldn't be heading out in the next few days due to bad weather. We decided to head on to Taupo where we would base ourselves for the Tongariro Northern Circuit, which is where we are now. Unfortunately bad weather here has stopped ...

Lake Taupo, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by shane-paula

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Tongariro Crossing, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by astridandgijs

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Samen met Marijke heb ik (Astrid) de Tongariro Crossing gelopen, 19,4 km. We zijn om 8:15 uur gestart en om 15:15 kwamen we aan bij de parkeerplaats aan de andere kant van het park. Ze hebben delen van de track aangepast zodat het iets beter te lopen is ...

Blue Springs / Huka Falls, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Blue Springs / Huka Falls

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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... , um mit anderen Backpackern ausgiebig bis 5 Uhr morgens in einem Irish Pub zu feiern - zuvor haben wir allerdings noch den Sonnenuntergang am "Lake Taupo" genossen. Leider weniger spektakulär als am "90 Miles Beach", aber dennoch sehenswert... ;-) ...

Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by birkborkasson

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... , the second proposal of the bus driver. The next stop was Taurangi, a town in the valley of the biggest mountains of New Zealand's north island. Snow tours were offered through the so called Taurangi crossings, which were a set of the Lord of the Ring ...

Waitomo to Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo to Taupo

A travel blog entry by c-hampden

... Taupo our skydive was cancelled due to high winds, despite the sunny weather. We were a bit gutted as we were prepared for it. Taupo is probably the place I could most easily live in so far. It was also the scene of some Kiwi Experience mayhem. It was ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by firstj

... Next stop was the Huka Falls.  A huge volume of crystal clear water flowing along a cascade only about 7m wide. On to Taupo where we booked into the Taupo Urban Retreat.  A quick beer then shopping for hat, gloves and food for the Tongariro ...

Getting the car

Getting the car "fixed" in Taupo

A travel blog entry by thebirds

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Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by dandewey1974

... big, green, cotton storage bag to keep their food in. Despite the fact that this bag was allegedly available from virtually every supermarket in New Zealand, we had searched high and low to find one without success. As a result we had to keep our food in ...

Smelly relaxation and extreme sport, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Smelly relaxation and extreme sport

A travel blog entry by ramblingharveys

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... 20 seconds down the road and used our free tickets to enter. Hells Gate is Rotorua's fiercest thermal area and boasts New Zealand's largest boiling whirlpool, the largest active mud volcano and the largest hot water fall in the southern hemisphere, Kakahi ...

Recovery day, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Recovery day

A travel blog entry by jsto

... the crossing yesterday, I woke with a big bruised and swollen ankle so I have decided to rest and spend an extra day here in Taupo to recover, as the hostel is so comfortable. (It's also given me a chance to update this travelogue as I haven't managed ...

Huka Wasserfall, warmer Fluss und Riesenkrater, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Huka Wasserfall, warmer Fluss und Riesenkrater

A travel blog entry by mariab.

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... und war auch noch warm genug bis man sich wieder abgetrocknet und angezogen hatte. Dann hatten wir einen kurzen Stop in Taupo um uns einen Mittagssnack zu kaufen und sind am größten See Neuseelands vorbei gefahren. Der ist eigentlich ein ...

I hate early mornings, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

I hate early mornings

A travel blog entry by james24

... early mornings ! virtually everyday i have had to get up at between 5am and 7am to carry on the travelling. its killing me ! Taupo was the destination again, a real nice place on the Lake Taupo funnily enough. the first thing on the agenda was to get ...

Dritt vær!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Dritt vær!

A travel blog entry by lasse-kaya

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... se Hangover 2 og da gjorde vi det. Filmen var forresten helt genial =) Etter filmen reiste vi tilbake til campingen og slappet av i Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs for tredje dagen på rad =) Etter å ha svømt rundt i mineralvann på rundt 40grader i litt ...

Hot Stuff, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Hot Stuff

A travel blog entry by seetheworld

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Our next call was Rotorua, where we thought we needed a little luxury. Since they're famous for their hot springs, every single motel has a spa-pool of some sort as standard, so we took advantage and booked into a motel with a private spa pool. What ...

Days 89-91 - Rotorua - Lake Taupo, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Days 89-91 - Rotorua - Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by deankezontour

... straight to the Top 10 holiday park at Lake Taupo. On the way there we got a glimpse of the immense Lake Taupo which at 606 sq km is New Zealand's largest body of water. It is a vast water-filled crater that was formed by a volcanic blast that trashed the ...

Throwing myself out a plane and other fun things, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Throwing myself out a plane and other fun things

A travel blog entry by evelyncagney

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... Falls with my lovely Korean friend Damu. The Huka Falls are the largest falls on the Waikato River, which is one of New Zealand's longest rivers. Not somewhere I'd like to go swimming... Later that night we went out for dinner and a few drinks ...

Tongariro Crossing, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by bakes

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Yup, if you read the last entry, I did make it up at 0530 bright and ready for a 17km walk! 2hrs sleep, but I felt pretty good actually. Out of the 30 of us signed up for the walk, a mere 5 of us actually made it out - the hard core! The walk took ...

Rotorua, Waitomo, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorua, Waitomo, Taupo

A travel blog entry by alexlove

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... The Mongrel Mob. I'm glad I didn't ask him what was up with his face. But he was a decent bloke. And now I am in Taupo, the adventure capital of the north island. And yesterday I went Sky-Diving. It was fucking amazing. Yet totally bizarre, it didn't ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by miss_clay

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... home was not nice though. Matt (aka dutch guy) wanted to go skydiving, but couldn't because it was too windy. Nothing special about tAupo. Had the worlds loudest snorrer in my room. I banged on his bed, didn't help. I hate him. That's all I ...

Art Deco Napier, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Art Deco Napier

A travel blog entry by lctd

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... from back then and we would be right back in the 30's. We have also entered Hawkes Bay wine region on the fabulous New Zealand Wine Trail, which runs from Napier all the way down to Marlborough on the South Island, and although it is not spectacularly ...

Lake Aniwhenuwa to Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Aniwhenuwa to Taupo

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness

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... would taste nice. The food was delicious and after dinner we watched a particularly beautiful sunset over the lake. Onwards we went to lake Taupo and Steph had decided this would be the place that she would do a skydive. A lot of it was to do with ...

It's all about the water in Taupo..., Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

It's all about the water in Taupo...

A travel blog entry by lilyloves

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...and trouts too!  So the grown-up and me have arrived in Taupo, where there is a very, very big lake and a river too.  The first thing the grown-up did was go and have a little ride in a jet boat. I didn't go with her, because I didn't want ...

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