Ruapehu Country Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... Ruapehu with its snow capped peaks shining brilliantly in the sunlight. Also in the background was Mt Ngauruhoe - classic come shaped volcano. At Whakapapa, we spent a frustrating hour or so getting our lift tickets (even though we prepaid) and also snow gear. But all the frustration lifted once we finally got on the snow. After a ...
... its various vents up into the blue sky.
Having seen the lay of the land we then drove to the info centre located at Whakapapa Village based near the start of the hike. You cannot drive to the centre without missing the extravagant Hotel called Chateau Tongariro, a beautiful building built during the roaring twenties. Amazingly it has avoided any eruption damage during its lifetime however we did ...
... a sleeping pattern of going to bed early, about 8.30/9pm, and getting up at about 6am. Its been handy.
so tomorrow hopefully my visa application is sent off by post.. and we say yes for definite to the red house :) pictures coming soon if we get it! I don't start my induction until the 22nd of march visa permitting (it can take up to 25 days so we'll see). Until then, we should do some hiking! and mountain biking.. we'll see :) xx
... as the Devils Staircase! At this stage a pole really helped. The track is not smooth, you are walking on lava flows but the views are amazing with Mount Ngauruhoe rising majestically nearby. As well as needing to stop for breath it was good to look around and take in the surroundings.
Red Crater is a ridge climb with a track off to the summit of Tongariro. We decided to leave it for another time! There are spectacular views along Red Crater of ...
... athlete types has stopped to have their photo taken at the springs which I offered to help them with so they didn't lose their camera from its perch point on the rock in the high winds. By way of idle chit chat I asked how far they had made it up the crossing "as far as the south crater" was the reply. Then they went in to explain that they turned around when they were on hands and knees, with visibility only 20 feet in any direction, and the wind whipping ...