Travel Blogs from North Island
... that there might be an imminent eruption!
The first geological feature we come to is the slightly cockney titled 'Diamond Geyser'. It has no set rhythm as to when it blows, we could wait for hours, days or weeks. All it does whilst we are there is gurgle up some water a few feet in the air, no great gush of water. We decide not to wait any longer and carry on. Everywhere you look there is steam coming out. If there isn't steam coming ...
... font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">The next stop is Raumati, and my dear aunty Kay. It really feels like I’m back home now. The dumbwaiter is going to live here until such time as I have a home in which to keep my inheritance. My aunty is a lifelong collector of beautiful antique furniture, so the piece looks right at home. She also cooks lovely meals and has comfortable beds for the weary ...
... 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 ...
Blue LakeBlue LakeFormed in an old volcanic lava vent, this is a freshwater lake up to 16 metres deep. Like the Emerald lakes the water is acidic with a pH of around 5.Once again, dissolved minerals are responsible for its distinctive colour, and its waters are cold and acidic. Its Maori name is Te Wai-whakaata-o-te-Rangihiroa, which translates as ...
... Had a great first day on the Tongariro Northern Circuit; we're absolutely loving this National Park! Oh, and the stars are beautiful from up here! 3/2/14 Today has been the greatest day of hiking thus far! We hiked for a total of 8 hours and saw just an immense amount of natural beauty. We started the Tongariro Alpine Crossing before taking a detour to climb to the top of Mount Ngauruhoe. Mount Ngauruhoe stands at 2,287 meters, is an active volcano, and stands by itself like ...
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