Travel Blogs from Taupo, New Zealand

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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 ...

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 ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by leevilporkchop

... to see the undercliffs. Further on we step into a less manicured area with the typical everchanging jungle/forest/plains New Zealand terrain, which rapidly switches from the breezy vanilla Ponderosa to moss and acrid rotting jungle leaves. Some boys on ...

Sorry mums...but I had to do it, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Sorry mums...but I had to do it

A travel blog entry by halenann

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... from working at tts...and I haven't done anything crazy in several weeks...so yeah...i just had to :) My friend Kirk is back in Taupo for a couple days, and was kind enough to take some video of me jumping...we can't figure out how to post it on the web, ...

Taupo - Jet Boat, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo - Jet Boat

A travel blog entry by adsrobjim

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Nina: Well yesterday afternoon we managed to get all four of us on a jet boat to go over the Huka jets!!! Very exciting1 We all donned our life jackets and once the weight distribution between the boys had been sorted out in the boat we were off on the ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by jdr00

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Taupo ...

Lake Taupo, Cratrer of the Moon & Natural Spa, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo, Cratrer of the Moon & Natural Spa

A travel blog entry by upandaway_gk

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... richtigen Kiwi-Frühstück am nächsten Tag sind wir zu den "Craters of the Moon", einer thermalen Landschaft in Taupo gefahren und dort durchgewandert - überall Steamers & Smokers - überall Schwefeldampf! Nach einer MIttagspause am Lake Taupo sind ...

Mountains, Skydives and Other Adventures, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Mountains, Skydives and Other Adventures

A travel blog entry by amy-and-ian

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... would be the last time the majority of people there had played the game!)  The Best 1 Day Hike in New Zealand: Since we arrived in Taupo we have been gazing out over the lake at the mountains in the distance with the intention of doing the Tongariro ...

Mud-tastic!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Mud-tastic!

A travel blog entry by karsenault

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... I will wait until I have the ability to upload the pictures to help me explain all we've done but we are now taking a breather in Taupo for the weekend before we head back to Hamilton for a few days. So I promise you'll get more details then. We have been ...

New Zealand, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand

A travel blog entry by fionaaxe

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... really nice croud and all up for a laugh. Tuesday 10th January Headed to Rotorua which is the geothermal and cultural centre of New zealand apparanlty. When you get there all you can see from the park ahed is steam rising from different hot pools and ...

Going underground, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Going underground

A travel blog entry by bondies

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... river below into which they dunked their heads. Then we happened to come across the only International Motor Racing Circuit in New Zealand (funny eh!). Claire wasn't interested so I battled the rain and managed to get into the spectator enclosure and ...

Walks along the water, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Walks along the water

A travel blog entry by charliek85

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... was back on the bus in the early afternoon today to head to Taupō, an area famed for its lake of the same name – New Zealand's largest; a lake the size of Singapore. By the time I got checked in at the hostel it was already close to 4pm, but ...

Tonagriro Crossing, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Tonagriro Crossing

A travel blog entry by tubtub

Did the Tongariro Crossing today. Its the pass over Mt Tongariro which is next to Mt Doom from the lotr trillogy (obviously its not called Mt Doom in real life, cant remember the real name at the moment tho) Was a pretty good day i thought. Seriously ...

Maori are SCARY., Rotoura, New Zealand travel blog

Maori are SCARY.

A travel blog entry by gary_cailin

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http://www.maoriculture.co.nz Rotorua is the only town you can smell before you see. New Zealand lies on a fault line between the Australia and Pacific tectonic plates, so the entire country is pretty much a giant volcanic mountain range.  In ...

Black Water Pant Scaring, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Black Water Pant Scaring

A travel blog entry by bakes

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In the morning we all did an activity. I had chosen, along with 3 others to do the trickier black water rafting. Basically we had to don a seal suit and helt and white booties and disappear under the ground. First of all we did a 30m free abseil ...

LAskuvarjohyppy Taupossa, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

LAskuvarjohyppy Taupossa

A travel blog entry by tuomasw

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... aamulla lahdettiin kohti Taupoa. Matkalla pyssattiin katsomaan Lady Knoxin Geysirin purkausta, Waikato joen vesiputousta seka kiehuvia mutalammikoita... Taupo on keskikokoinen kaupunki Taupo-jarven rannalla joka on vahan Singaporea isompi jarvi. Jarvi ...

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