Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu
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... travelling among hardy wind-blown vegetation. The volcanoes loomed on our right side and the mist slowly drifted towards us. It started raining as we passed through Waiouru. Heading east the scenery changed again. There were forest plantations and, surprisingly, pastureland again. We arrived at Ohakune five hours after we had set off from Rotorua. Normally it's a 3 hour trip, but we didn't mind taking our time to enjoy a few stops along the ...
I haven't totally been taking advantage of the hop on hop off bus thing yet, as I've hopped off zero times since getting to New Zealand. However, I was really disappointed to miss the Tongariro Crossing (due to bad weather) on our way south, so I jumped off at Tongariro National Park on our way from Wellington to Auckland today! I hopped off with this German/Canadian couple ...
... heads down in the wind then, there it was, a steep drop down into it! The deep red colour took our breaths away, then as we moved around to face it from a different angle a strange shape appeared in the crater face that also took our breaths away...but for a different reason!
Oh dear, now that is an unfortunate lava formation! We wondered if it was only us that could see this female body part staring ...
... was stopping every five minutes for a rest. At one point, I even had chest pains and thought, well, that’s it, my number’s up. At least I went out in style, having a coronary half way up a volcano…
The two Frenchies were miles ahead and Mattijs very kindly stayed with me to support me. I can honestly say, I have never suffered so much as I did in those two hours up that volcano. Towards the top, we saw the most amazing icicles hanging from the rocks. ...
... McDonald's wifi was struggling. We moved around the restaurant trying to get on it. Eventually I connected my iPad and we got onto Ebookers (good discount codes). It brought up the Ibis!!!!! For £53. She told us it was full? They obviously book out rooms to certain internet companies. She could have told us this. We booked it and headed back to the Ibis to check in ...again! Once in our room we repacked our bags for the flight and got into our snugly big ...