Bayview Chateau Tongariro
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Travel Blogs from Tongariro National Park
Since seeing the Bayview Chateau Tongariro Hotel in September, we were determined to come back and stay at this lovely, iconic hotel.
Just our luck, cloudy this morning so decided to drive straight to the Chateau from Rotorua and not head up Mt Ruapehu. Weather worsened - guess what only been there for about an hour and it rained and …
The plan was for David to walk the Tongariro Crossing over the volcanoes but the cloud was too low and he was not able to do it.
Instead David did the high lakes walk which took him high over the mountain with some great views of the volcanoes.
We stayed at the Chateau which was absolutely gorgeous! A 1920's hotel with …
Early morning walk around the tracks and streets of Stratford showed a typical regional centre. Taranaki region is proud of its walks, this town having both a bush saunter and a town heritage adventure.
The main part of today was venturing through the many hills, curves and unknown elements of the Forgotten World Highway, directly …
What a journey to take in one morning. We left the stunning Lake Taupo and crossed into the Tongariro National Park to dwell amongst the volcanoes and mountains. At the risk of sounding cheesy, this really does feel like 'Lord of the Rings' country (no Aragorn or Legoloas though, ho hum!) and you really wouldn't have been (too) suprised to see an …
Thursday, April 1, 2010 – Trans Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park
We arrived yesterday afternoon at the National Park stop on the Overlander train to be greeted by Bart (like the Simpsons he said) from the Bayview Chateau Tongariro hotel. Bart is from the Netherlands (you hear different world accents & languages all the …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Wonderful service, great venue, awesome surrounds
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.