Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu

Bottom of Mountain Rd, Ohakune, North Island, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $177.00

Travel Blogs from Ohakune

Walking in a Thermal Wonderland

A travel blog entry by danandzoelord


... flows of rock (used to depict Mordor in LOTR) and a massive crater near the top, which when walking across it felt like you were on a different planet. We thought this would be as far as we could go, but we edged toward the Red Crater (the highest point of the crossing) and realised the ground was quite safe, with sparse snow, minimal frost, and we spotted quite a few other unguided hikers passing through. We are so glad we did this as the Red Crater ...

First week in Ohakune

A travel blog entry by funkymonk132


... and were gone all day.

Tongariro National Park

We walked along the railway tracks I'd found a few days before, because studying the map it seemed to me that it could potentially be a shortcut into the national park, and I was up for some adventuring, not following paths. The plan was working perfectly until I realised that I would literally have to walk right beside the track over the Hapuawhenua Viaduct, some 280+ metres, almost 50 metres above the forest. My ...

We have a view

A travel blog entry by suebar


... were attacked. The mainland site was surrounded by marshland and was build on a mound which was also thought to be for defensive purposes. We drive on to Turangi and had hot drinks in a little cafe full of 50s and Elvis memorabilia. Turangi is close to the southern edge of Lake Taupo which was formed following a huge volcanic explosion about 2000 years ago. We drove a little way west close to the lake shore to explore and we suddenly we saw plumes ...

Tongariro National Park

A travel blog entry by simoncole


... sea level, but it was decidely chilly. Without the sunshine it would have been sub zero.

There followed a 200 meter scramble down loose crumbly volcanic gravel to a set of 3 startingly bright Emerald Lakes and then a gentle incline to the Blue Lake.

The last part is a 3 hour down hill section loosing 1,000 meters over 5 miles and ending in some lovely forest. Initially it takes one ...

Dusky Dolphins

A travel blog entry by free_range_hen


... tourist filled town which has retained that small town vibe, neat, clean and friendly. Time soon came to go to the ferry terminal, but which one? I headed for the Interislander which was not ours so I had to take a few more wrong turns until we finally got to the Bluebridge Ferry. While we were queuing I learnt a big lesson about automatic cars. If you even gently raise your foot off the brake the engine engages. So while in a stop start situation, even on a very flat ...

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