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Travel Blogs from Taupo
... collected the car, enroute stopping at Chows, the restaurant where George Nash had been working for the last 6 months. We wanted to covet some distance and headed 5 hours north to stop over night at Taupo. We had stayed overnight at a Swiss style chalet run by a Malaysian guy who was very hospitable. We were overlooking Lake Taupo. A large crater of a volcano which was formed by an explosion in AD 186. The lake is 239 sq ...
... Fred wants to just stay here without moving all week....we will see about that! I had a swim in pool and a spa, watched news, had a BBQ dinner and Fred beat me 2 of 3 games of crib...he just had all the cards...not fair as I did 3 loads of wash and dry, unpacked all our stuff, did the cooking and shopping....how come the gods didn't let me win???? Taupo has a population of 24000 but in summer swells to 60,000! weather was perfect on arrival and has been ...
... They recommended that it took 7 hours and we needed warm clothing and 2 litres of water. Did Daisy and I come prepared? No of course not. She had to hire a coat while I had to buy water. After the hour and a half journey it took to get there we got off and embarked on our walk. Everyone passed us and I thought to Daisy remember these faces because we'll pass them soon enough when they've burnt out (which we didn't actually). Anyway, a bit about the crossing, we ...
... to be doing the Tongariro crossing tomorrow and I wasn't going to miss it for the sake of a foot!
We visited our first Mcdonalds in ages just because they had a full sized aeroplane in the kids play area where you could sit and eat your food! We went up just for a nosey and it turns out it was a real commissioned plane back in the 80's, even the cockpit and controls were still there. However they didn't have the ...
... it was getting late and we still had a fair trek up to Okahune in the Tongariro National Park but we didn't want to leave without taking in some more of Taupo's attractions. We had heard that the Huka Falls were a must see, so set off on what we thought was a short hike there. 30 mins later we realised that we were not even half way there, so we reluctantly had to head back. We did however get a glimpse into how the locals here spend their spare time. Youngsters ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed