Travel Blogs from Taupo, New Zealand

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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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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 ...

2nd day in Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

2nd day in Taupo

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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... around until josh gave a thumps down, the sign they had agreed that would indicate he might be sick! The views over lake Taupo and the mountains in the distance were insane and we actually fell through clouds! To recover we went out for burgers, chips ...

__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 ...

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 ...

The taupo rain!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

The taupo rain!

A travel blog entry by robertcaraher

... .Randomly Rebecca and Stein (two Danish lovelies) jumped on the bus at river valley and steph was in my room at the hostel in taupo. Well like all good unplanned sessions we started off with a couple that lead to a triple and so on. Till we found ...

bubbling mud pools, waterfalls and forests!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

bubbling mud pools, waterfalls and forests!

A travel blog entry by jennystravels

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... in Taupo around 4pm and checked into our hostel - Urban Retreat Backpackers. We then went for a walk by the lake. Lake Taupo is New Zealands largest lake (it is about the size as the whole land area of Singapore!!) and it was created by the volcano ...

SLOW DOWN! - I'd like to see the road accident fig, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

SLOW DOWN! - I'd like to see the road accident fig

A travel blog entry by pollyali

... collision with a rally driver on state highway 38 this morning merely reminded us that things needed to be said. THE DRIVERS IN NEW ZEALAND ARE ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING! Scenario one: A fooking Hick in a black flat bed pick up truck gets us in his ...

wandelen in Urewera NP, Urewera NP, New Zealand travel blog

wandelen in Urewera NP

A travel blog entry by arjanvanderbijl

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lekker wandelen in Urewera National Park ...

Taupo - With Canadians on Paddys!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo - With Canadians on Paddys!

A travel blog entry by ukjenjen

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... of the Coromandel peninsula to Thames, then went to Taupo as it was paddy's day and I had some friends that were living in Taupo that I met in Queenstown! So I stayed in their hostel, bought some green goodies from the $2 store and we had a great night! ...

Tongariro Crossing, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Tongariro Crossing

A travel blog entry by colm-and-gra

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South of Taupo is the volcanic national park of Tongariro, and its here that we did a gruelling 8 hour hike called the Tongariro crossing. After two hours of uphill pain we eventually reached the most amazing volcanic plateau, full of craters and ...

Adrenaline Junkies, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Adrenaline Junkies

A travel blog entry by alandrach

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... would fill 3 Olympic sized swimming pools! Alan and I both wanted to do a sky dive and a bungy jump while here in New Zealand and we decided that Lake Taupo would be a great place to do one or the other. The bus driver told us of a combo deal we could ...

Nordinselexpedition, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Nordinselexpedition

A travel blog entry by niko_on_tour

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Hallo zusammen, hoff ihr seit alle gut rübergekommen ins neue Jahr. Bei uns hat sich Silvester deutlich unterschieden von dem was wir kennen. Ich hab bis um kurz vor 24 uhr keinen kracher gehört, kein Feuerwerk gesehen. Wir waren noch bis um 10 uhr ...

Rotorua to Taupo to Wellington, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorua to Taupo to Wellington

A travel blog entry by angiehug

... time may come in the next few weeks! haha... The rest of us checked into the hostel and me and a Dutch girl walked to the Taupo lake and had a sunbathe and a dip in the water.  Beautiful!  The biggest lake i've ever seen and the scenery and ...

Geo-thermal Explorers!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Geo-thermal Explorers!

A travel blog entry by danielandmelora

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New Zealand is also know as the 'Shaky Isles' due to its position along the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' and the ensuing earthquakes and volcanoes that come as the Pacific plate rubs up against the Indo-Australian plate. As a result, there is a tremendous ...

Taupo and nothing to do!, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo and nothing to do!

A travel blog entry by mossradden

... . So we had a wander around the town and checked it out. There was nothing to do! We found one thing to do though. Taupo is situated on a massive Lake (Lake Taupo surprisingly!). Some dude set up a pontoon about 100m of the shore and put some gold holes ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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... eggs as we watched the geysers go! The tour finished with a visit to a kiwi bird house, it was pretty cool to see the New Zealand's national bird. Jumped back on the bus and just before we arrived in Taupo we stopped for a short walk to see Huka falls. ...

Jumping out of planes, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Jumping out of planes

A travel blog entry by lotterae

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This was the moment we had all been waiting for.....the skydive! We arrived and were quickly kitted out in very attractive red boiler suits and trainers before meeting our tandems who talked us through the jump. 10mins later we were all sitting in the ...

Day 206, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Day 206

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... end up joining in and before you lnow it there’s about ten people all fighting for these spoons. It was carnage. However, this being Taupo, the hostel bar closed at 11 so we headed out to ‘hit up the town’. Went to one bar which was ...

Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo

A travel blog entry by tomandlizzie

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27/08/08 Lake Taupo is the largest in New Zealand and was formed by one of the largest ever volcanic eruptions. The views were amazing when we woke up and had a strole round the Lake and played some frisbee. After the walk we headed to the Geothermal ...

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