Travel Blogs from Taupo, New Zealand

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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 ...

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 ...

Craters of the Moon, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Craters of the Moon

A travel blog entry by skylarker

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Went to craters of the moon walk on 10/30.  It's a 45 min walk through some of the geo thermal vents near Taupo.  There is also a geothermal plant near there. Look at the steam blocking visibility on the road.  It was thicker than that when ...

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 ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by kas19

Mom and I borrowed some rickety bikes from our hotel and pedalled along the vast lake to the Saturday Market down at the Marina. The market was much more low key and much smaller than the Nelson market but we managed to sniff out a couple of great finds. ...

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 ...

Homeward Bound, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Homeward Bound

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

I left Napier in the early afternoon heading back inland towards Taupo - one of my favourite places that I visited while doing my Magic Bus trip. I arrived at about 3.30 and after dropping my stuff at the hostel I headed straight back out and I ended up ...

Kayaking on the tears of Taranaki, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Kayaking on the tears of Taranaki

A travel blog entry by markjenner

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... volcano, one of the three mountains of the Central Plateau. This is one of the most popular of the Great Walks of New Zealand but "Alpine" has been recently added to the name so that people will give it more respect.  On a good day ...

Land of the stinky wink, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Land of the stinky wink

A travel blog entry by freddiewright

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Sunday night and here we are in Taupo, right in the middle of NZ North Island, watching NZ Masterchef and abusing the free internet at our current accommodation. We've spent the last couple of days in Rotorua and - these areas are basically volcanoes and ...

skydive, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

skydive

A travel blog entry by steveandmegan

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skydive ...

The North Island part 1, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

The North Island part 1

A travel blog entry by awmulder

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>>>OK, I'm really glad for the use of my hands at this moment as a form of communication because the first thing I'll tell you right off is that I'm sick again. I have only a whisper of a voice because my throat is covered in blisters. Not so fun, but ...

Dec 09, 2011, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Dec 09, 2011

A travel blog entry by juliettevanloon

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Too Hot in the Hot Pool!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Too Hot in the Hot Pool!

A travel blog entry by smithfamilynz

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This whole area is geothermal crazy -- the hotels all have natural hot tubs, there are bubbling hot creeks around the rivers, and you can see a mini-Yellowstone with all the different colored ...

Skydiving Capital of the World, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Skydiving Capital of the World

A travel blog entry by paulandlin

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... the small airport where they do the jumps. Theres 3 companies and we price them all and then go back to the first one Taupo Tandem Skydiving because they looked the most professional.....no time for messing here. We get a spot straight away (due to ...

__06____free camping____, Lake Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

__06____free camping____

A travel blog entry by intothewild02

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it doesn't get any better than free.  and free camping is what we found just outside of Lake Taupo.  reeds farm (complete with rooster) - a safe haven for caravans, tenters and gypsies alike.  set up for just about as long as you'd ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by cockles

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... centre of the North Island. Taupo is the step-off point for the Torongari Crossing, the most famous walk in the whole of New Zealand taking place over dormant but still active volcanoes.  With a painful 5.40am start we headed off to the start of ...

napier to taupo and around, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

napier to taupo and around

A travel blog entry by geoffbid

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... the Crown Hotel. We set off for Taupo, make sure you have enough petrol, there's about 80 miles between Napier and Taupo with nothing in between. Our little Suzuki Swift struggled up the hills but we made to Taupo with little left in the tank.  ...

Back trekkin', Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Back trekkin'

A travel blog entry by plasticrover

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The next day we all struggled up at 6am for a day of trekking through a volcanic region that had been used in the filming of Lord of the Rings. After an hour or so strolling through windswept and rainy terrain we came to a steep climb..... which went ...

I Believe I Can Fly, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

I Believe I Can Fly

A travel blog entry by bex-edd

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... mellow, the small plane went high fast and the views were just stunning, it's easy to see why so many do it there! Lake Taupo is bigger than the whole of Singapore, and sparkled in the afternoon sun, there were just a few clouds in the sky (now way ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by westy23

Again nothing interesting. Leo did his parachute ...

Rotorua/Taupo, Rotorua/Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorua/Taupo

A travel blog entry by tom_sarah

Taupo ...

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