Travel Blogs from Taupo, New Zealand

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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 ...

Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by raj_and_komilla

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Famous for the huge lake and the thermal activity. We were greeted to Taupo with an unforgettable sunset. We went for a nice walk to Huka falls and to the Craters of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

die stadt im vulkan, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

die stadt im vulkan

A travel blog entry by doerty_die

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... trinken mit :D joa. was tun.wie kommen wir zuück? kein bus in sicht... also gehen wir ne weile auf einer starße richtung taupo zurück. nach kurzer zeit stand fest, wir trampen. halten also den daumen raus und 3 autos später hat eins angehalten und ...

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 ...

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 ...

Success!, Taupo again, New Zealand travel blog

Success!

A travel blog entry by lucypond

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... picks you up again at the end, it's really convenient. In my mind it was perhaps the highlight of my trip in New Zealand scenery-wise. Absolutely breathtaking and there seemed to be something new at every turn. To begin, we walked through ancient lava ...

River Valley Day 38, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

River Valley Day 38

A travel blog entry by leehorscraft

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... on to the Kiwi bus. We then made a couple of stops on the way to River Valley, whilst taking in some great New Zealand landscapes, Mountains, hillls and sheep. River Valley lodge is really quiet and rather remote, nowhere near towns/shops. The lodge ...

Road trip , Taupo, Rotorua, , New Zealand travel blog

Road trip

A travel blog entry by kirst-leszek09

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... . Z Wellington wyjechalismy wczesnie rano (jak na nasze mozliwosci :)) o 11stej zeby po 5 godzinach podrozy zawitac do Taupo. Tam odwiedzilismy wodospad Huka, ktory moze nie jest najwyzszym z wodospadow w Nowej Zelandii, ale przez ktorego przeplywa ...

Hot springs and geysers, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Hot springs and geysers

A travel blog entry by susieandgray

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... and found us Acacia Cliffs Lodge without error. Rick and Linda gave us a HUGE welcome in their beautiful hilltop home overlooking Lake Taupo. A few thousand years ago Lake Taupo was created by the largest volcanic eruption of the past 5,000 years, so big ...

Rotorura - the city that smells of rotten eggs, Rotorura, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorura - the city that smells of rotten eggs

A travel blog entry by lotterae

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Left Auckland and headed south - first stop Waitomo. Our adventure part of our trip beigns here. We went black water rafting through glow worm caves which was good fun but kinda freaky as it was pitch black inside the caves and the water was full of ...

North Island Adventure Capital - wait and see!, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

North Island Adventure Capital - wait and see!

A travel blog entry by goldynhan

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....coming ...

Glow Worms in Waitomo, Huka Falls, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Glow Worms in Waitomo, Huka Falls, Taupo

A travel blog entry by jewels1864

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... didn't want to close my eyes and miss the scenery!     So after the Black Water Rafting, we drove towards Taupo, weather still iffy. Unfortunately, our driver informed us that the Tongariro Crossing Hike (and I really wanted to do this) was ...

Tongeriro, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Tongeriro

A travel blog entry by jon_lyall

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... the Rings film.  The famous hike here is the Tongeriro crossing which is rated as one of the best one day hikes in New Zealand.  The weather is famously unpredictable here, and we thought we were going to have a nice day until the clouds came ...

Today we did nothing!!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Today we did nothing!!

A travel blog entry by steveod

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It was great to get a lie in this morning. We all slept at least 11 hours which was great. We basically had no plans for the day which was great. We did just have a few little things to do. The lads got their hair cut. I held off even though I do need ...

Spa pool consolation prize, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Spa pool consolation prize

A travel blog entry by globaljem

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... only 4 of the original crew left. We picked up a few more, who seem nice but fairly quiet, and headed for Taupo. Unfortunately, I was due another disappointment - I'd been considering trusting everyone who's told me that their sky dive was the best thing ...

auf der Durchreise, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

auf der Durchreise

A travel blog entry by melenz

Schicke euch liebe Gruesse aus Taupo... als ich das letzte mal  hie war, bin ich aus dem Flugzeug gesprungen :) Gestern haben Leonie und ich uns getrennt - sie faehrt heute nach Napier, um dort zu arbeiten und ich hab mich gestern auf den Weg von ...

Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Taupo

A travel blog entry by hibbs

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... grows because of the gases given off from the volcanoe.  We continue driving and get a lovely view along Lake Taupo before we arrive in town where we are picked up and taken to our hostel, we then go and walk around the town ...

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