Travel Blogs from Taupo, New Zealand

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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 ...

Natural Wonders of the NI, weather permitting, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Natural Wonders of the NI, weather permitting

A travel blog entry by phyllisandterry

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... (like Smithsonian in one building).  Of particular interest were a colossal squid captured by fishermen off the Wellington coast, New Zealand's first flag used by Maori chiefs, and a rock brought by the original Maori colonizers from their ancestral ...

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 ...

Skydive Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Skydive Taupo

A travel blog entry by tomcaesar

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... 30 minutes or so to get around the side of the huge Lake Taupo, to the town of Taupo. At 238 sq. miles, Lake Taupo is New Zealand's largest lake by surface area. Impressive it is. The lake is a water filled crater, the result of a volcanic blast that ...

The Lake Taupo House, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

The Lake Taupo House

A travel blog entry by dantheeducator

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... This was not good. Martin got out of the car and, as luck would have it, got chatting to the only German policeman in New Zealand. He gave us a warning and let us off without a fine for going around seventeen kilometres per hour over the speed limit. Luck ...

Taupo Birthday Fun, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo Birthday Fun

A travel blog entry by atimetowander

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Serina's Birthday Hot Tubs and Pools Hulka Falls  Mini Golf New Zealand Ninja Warrior ...

Highlights of Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Highlights of Taupo

A travel blog entry by anthonymelinda

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... him to tears. His anatomy was off because it seemed he just had a stitch from running so far ahead. Next stop was the Taupo Adventure Park - and it was only a short stop because it was closed on Monday's. Foiled again!! Nick was very disappointed ...

Een samenvating van de afgelopen dagen, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Een samenvating van de afgelopen dagen

A travel blog entry by judithboerema

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... vliegtuig te springen. Maar na de angst kwam weer het gevoel van 'KICKEN’. En bovendien was dit uitzicht echt fantastisch. Lake Taupo is ontstaan door een vulkaanuitbarsting en is net zo groot als heel Singapore. Na de skydive werden we in de limo ...

Adventure time, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Adventure time

A travel blog entry by gilesandjane

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Great place for ...

Is this the way to Tongariro..., Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Is this the way to Tongariro...

A travel blog entry by jamieandlaura

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... Tongariro Crossing was such  traumatic experience I thought it deserved it's own special entry. The two days before we reached Taupo, the Crossing had been closed due to bad weather, but fortunately (we thought) the afternoon before we were due to ...

Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by jsto

I took the bus to Taupo this morning which took just over an hour. My friend from the hostel in Rotorua cycled here (which took her about 8 hours) and we booked into the same hostel with with the intention of doing the Tongariro crossing together at some ...

New Zealand - accidentally climbing a mountain!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand - accidentally climbing a mountain!

A travel blog entry by flipflopstop

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... when we went to the museum in Wellington, which by the way is a very good museum. The next destination was Taupo. This is where the biggest lake in New Zealand is, measuring the same size as Singapore! Me and Emma really liked it here. When we arrived we ...

New Zealand - end of the North Island, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand - end of the North Island

A travel blog entry by flipflopstop

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... at the bar! The next morning was full of people nursing sore heads (not me though! Strangely enough I didn't get any hangovers in New Zealand at all! Must be good alcohol!) Wellington was our next stop and we stayed there for two nights. It is located ...

Lake Taupo, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by lweinreich

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... few things.  One, this is damn miserable.  Two, now I know why the Maori gifted this area to the people of New Zealand.  They are trying to kill the white people.  Three, I definitely have a small taste for what climbing a ...

Journey through the North Island, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Journey through the North Island

A travel blog entry by sharonmanship

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... walks round there but we had only stopped for 15 mins so just stared in awe at the gushing water for a while. I arrived in Taupo yesterday (Sunday) afternoon and so far have not done a whole lot as the the weather has 'turned', it's certainly autumn ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by davidmeilinger

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... bis um 11 in der nacht da drin gelegen. war echt a erfahrung gestern :) heute dann noch eine wanderung am ufer des lake taupo mit weniger abenteuer war auch ganz nett. wollt eig gleich weiter in den tongariro national park zum wandern ( da sind die ...

Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by thephibbles

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Hi Everyone, Last Sunday we took a day trip to Taupo, a beautiful town on the edge of a gorgeous lake. The lake is framed by 3 volcanos which were covered in snow. We spent some time wandering around the lakeshore and then went to visit the nearby Huka ...

Skydive!!!!!!!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Skydive!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by sharor

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We left Rotorua early enough on Thursday morning after having a relaxing session in a mudbath in Rotorua. The drive to Taupo flew. The main reason for going to Taupo was a) its on route to Wellington where we are finishing the North Island and b) it is ...

If you come back in a few weeks..., Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

If you come back in a few weeks...

A travel blog entry by hanhanmarie

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... and very cold!! It was too choppy kayak which we were all looking forward too.   Although the weather wasn't wonderful, Taupo is a wonderful town! I'm writing this much later so I'm just highlighting the best part of this stop over in ...

I can't think of a title for this one, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

I can't think of a title for this one

A travel blog entry by chris_powell

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... a massive pool. Apparently people have kayaked down this thing! They must be insane. Also you can take a jet-boat ride that goes down these falls, which again sounds like a pretty dangerous thing to do! That’s New Zealand for you, they love all ...

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