Ski Haus

Cnr of Carroll and McKenzie Sts, National Park Village, North Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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New Zealand: North Island

A travel blog entry by bjornrosier

53

Now we are on the way to the natural beauty for which New Zealand is known. We´ve been told by the locals that at this moment they have the biggest drought in 70 years. It hasn´t rained since 2 months and the otherwise oh so green land is now only yellow and brown. There is hardly any food left for more then 8 million sheep and even for the people …

Ascent of Mount Doom!

A travel blog entry by mark_lisa_baxby

13

After finishing our river trip we planned to do what was, according to the guide book, 'the finest one day walk in New Zealand' - the Tongoriro Crossing - a 8hr walk past volcanoes, craters and crater lakes. However, we'd found out that there had been a recent eruption close by which meant that some of the track was closed. When we arrived at the …

Who'll stop the rain...

A travel blog entry by supergrobi

32

One of the highlights on the North Island is definitively the Tongariro Crossing hiking trail.
If the weather is nice...

On our way from Taupo to National Park, a small town at the feet of the mountains, we stopped by the Waitomo Caves to have a look at the famous Glowworms. They are not really Glowworms, rather larvae of flies, who …

Our Volcanic Hike

A travel blog entry by simon-rosie

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The whole point of going to New Zealand isn't to live in an eggy town, it is to see the country. So when Simon got some time off work we set out on our first break in New Zealand. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing appears on some lists of the best walks in the world and isn't far from Rotorua.also, as we are heading into winter the weather is only …

Well trodden, but well worth it

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit

74

... the title "world's best" there was a lot of crowds and other walkers about, but we did not delay as some were and covered the first stretch fairly quickly, all the time Mount Doom rearing above us. There was a lot of the filming for LOTR, specifically the Mordor scenes, around the crossing and, walking amongst it, we could see why. The boulders and rocks strewn about the place as well as the continual volcanic activity meant very little in ...

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