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We ventured right out into the wilderness for our next 2 nights, but first stopping off at Huka Falls, New Zealand's largest waterfall, really beautiful! We had a quick stop off at Lake Taupo but was disappointed in this mostly because of the weather and clouds ruining our view! But a nice stop off to McDonalds all the same :) We ...
... said 'that was great, but I think we need to do it again.' Andy later admitted he thought he was going to have a heart attack due to the freezing water. Our final LOTR stop of the day (beginning to sense a theme?!) was the epic Rangitikei River Gorge, home of the North Island's highest bungee jump and also the filming of the Middle Earth river Anduin where the fellowship sail down in their elven boats. All in all, an amazing few days of amazing NZ ...
... four seasons. We had the rain showers of spring, the heat of summer, the frost of autumn, and the snow of winter. We climbed two active volcanoes, was in the presence of a third, crossed a desert, saw two waterfalls, witnessed exotic colored lakes and craters, and so much more. Indescribable is the only word I can think of. The scenery, the landscape, the temperature, all changing constantly providing the mind with a sensory overload of natural beauty that only these tiny Pacific islands could ...
... by hitch hiking after a couple of beers I agreed to take them to Waitomo our next destination. After we ate we headed off to see truckers Alex and Gill who were staying up the road and we had a lovely evening catching up. They were on the the heroes slopes of Mount Doom when a person was hit on the head by a loose rocks falling as a person was walking further up the slope, the helicopter we saw was for them. I was so unbelievably tired but full of zest from our experiences. Whatever ...
... around the town checking it out and pitched up at this small but English run campsite. Clean toilets and showers! Unfortunately there are only two toilets each between about 200 people when the site is full! Such fun! Emptying the dump can beckons! In the rain, we walked into town. Victorian historicism everywhere, but cute and comfortingly English in appearance. Definitely somewhere where ladies and yummy mummy's lunch. We decided to stay for another day, ...
Other places to stay in North Island
75 Featherston Street, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Helpful staff
- Ottimo albergo
- Großartiges Hotel
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $119
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $146
- Excellent Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $110
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $147
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $118
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
2 Grey St, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- OK but some real problems
- Make sure you have a view !!
- Disappointing and soul-less
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
9 - 17 Byron Ave, Takapuna | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Awesome Hotel! Highly Recommended!!!
- Terrific choice
2 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $105
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $89
- Great hotel
- Great deal in best location, right by the lake!
- Enjoyable stay
Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, P.O. Box 1044, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Ok hotel -- don't expect any frills
- Very Average
- Good value for money
10 Tryon Street, P.O. Box 6220, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $81
Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Good Value Stay In Central Rotorua
- The nicest hotel in Rotorua
- Better than expected for a Novotel
153 Featherston Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $82
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $92
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Okay for a night
- Horrible bathroom
- Would not return to this hotel
cnr Kirkbride and Ascot Rds, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $90
7 Alma Street, Hamilton | 4 star hotelfrom $120
170 Wakefield Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $143
- Club Class not worth the extra money!
- Great location but nothing to write home about
- Good location, otherwise nothing special
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Lighter Quay, Auckland | Hotel
- Genau, was man von einem Westin erwarten würde!
- Great Westin foundations..but with opening jitters!
- Ausgefallen, aber schön
196-200 Quay Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
147 Quay St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $248
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location