Ski Haus

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

Well trodden, but well worth it

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit on Apr 22, 2014

74 photos

... 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 ...

Well off the beaten track

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit on Apr 21, 2014

17 photos

... of what Stray aims to achieve. No where we have been so far and I doubt anywhere else we go will be as off the beaten track as Blue Duck. Narrow winding roads, rickety bridges and recent landfall on the track, it was hard to believe in peak season the coaches are able to navigate this track.

The reward was staggering, nestled away in a lush green valley is a very traditional wood built farmstead. It was very spread out as farms tend to be, but the ...

Tongariro alpine crossing

A travel blog entry by lgodfrey3 on Mar 09, 2014

24 photos

... members wants to lose weight and offers to carry my bag. He's carrying his own and another girls. I say no but he persuades me. This is and was a god send. Without the weight and the small break it's like I've been given an adrenaline shot. We get to the top. We sit there, the top mustn't be far away. We get back on the road, we turn the corner and we aren't finished. The climb continues, every step now is hard work, the sun is still beating down and were running in empty. ...

Good Day to Fly a Kite, Not Climb a Mountain

A travel blog entry by mhwalktheearth on Feb 12, 2014

1 comment, 16 photos

... from Tongariro Crossing to Tongariro Alpine Crossing to emphasize the challenge of it. There were warnings about needing to be prepared for the changing conditions online, in a consent form we signed on the bus, and at the trailhead. We could see clouds on the peak before we left town. You just can't fix stupid though. As the day went on, some of the more unprepared were shaking badly due to the cold, wet conditions. We had a dilemma, ...

Mount Doom and more Glowworms

A travel blog entry by keithandkim on Dec 24, 2013

45 photos

... could actually see the reflections in the water and see each other in the group. He slowly paddled us back out the way we came in the darkness, while we all enjoyed the glowworms all around us. We though the other glowworms in Te anau were pretty impressive. This was in a league of its own, there were thousands all over, and so bright we could see the layers of them as we entered a chamber with a 30 foot high ceiling and could see all the way to the top. It was ...

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TravelPod Member ReviewsSki Haus National Park Village

Reviewed by funkymonk132

Satisfactory but not amazing

Reviewed Jul 16, 2014
by (15 reviews) Chesterfield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

A decent enough hostel, but certainly not the best; generally cold most of the time and just not all that homely. It's one of those hostel which receives 90% of its custom during the winter for the ski season, and that's what it kinda feels like - a place to dump your stuff before heading out elsewhere. Provides everything you need, but lacks that little extra which makes a great hostel.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Ski Haus National Park Village

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent