Gables Lakefront Motel

130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, is near Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort, Taupo Bungy, and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.
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    Travel Blogs from Taupo

    Fire Alarms

    A travel blog entry by edddadams on May 12, 2014

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    Waking early next morning to head for breakfast in a little cafe recommended by Darryl we were shaken by the repeated announcement over the hotel intercom piped loudly into our room - IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE THE BUILDING BY THE NEAREST EXIT. George was in the shower and mum was half way through drying her hair. In a fit of panic with fear of an earthquake at the forefront of mum's mind she started squawking like an angry ...

    Lovely lake Taupo

    A travel blog entry by lchapman on Mar 07, 2014

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    ... not pretty....went up to mountain view point which was good! saw the huge swell come in, the cruise boat being loaded and of course as in all areas here the huge pine timber yard! Then we took the road to lake Taupo....beautiful drive through mountains...lots of pine forests and trucks carrying lumber....very windy funny seeing guys dying to pass us and doing so only to catch up with them a few km on when they got stuck behind a truck or ...

    Fear is temporary...achievement is forever

    A travel blog entry by erotergum on Mar 06, 2014

    8 comments, 4 photos

    ... strapped to someone else that made me feel secure. Either way I didn't care as I hate feeling scared. When it was my turn I sat on the edge of the plane with my legs dangling out, looked up and he let go. We free fell for a minute and I couldn't control my face. Then the parachute unveiled and that hurt - a lot. The scenery was amazing overlooking Lake Taupo and I even got a little go of steering it. I landed safely and walked in. I'm not going to lie but I didn't feel a ...

    Hot Pool drama

    A travel blog entry by steffielou on Feb 16, 2014

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    ... river water met with the hot spring water coming downstream, so to sit in-between the two really was the moat bizarre thing. If I sat sideways I ended up with one leg with goosebumps on it and one leg that was rather toasty, very odd sensation!
    However it was a completely natural phenomenon so we had to swim around and sit on the rocks that were under the water, which sounds fine but they were jaggedy and slippy to ...

    Facing our fears - Taupo

    A travel blog entry by capel on Feb 16, 2014

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    ... was formed via a huge volcanic eruption of the volcano Taupo in around 100 AD; the explosion was catastrophic but it carved out this magnificent lake about the size of Singapore (more of an inland sea really). Boy is it impressive and driving around it, it feels like you are driving forever! The Maori were apparently afraid of the temperamental nature of the lake, choosing to navigate across on boats along the shoreline only.

    Talking of impressive, this ...