Ruapehu Country Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Ruapehu Country Lodge Ohakune
Travel Blogs from Ohakune
... Friday Ollie, dad and I packed up the van and drove to Hamilton to pick mom up from her work event which finished about 3pm. We then drove down to the mountain, this time staying in a backpackers a little closer to the slopes. You could really tell the difference in temperature and this time there was snow in National Park, a good sign. We went out for dinner at a local pub and then had and early night ready for the day ahead.
The first day wasn't ...
... 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 ...
... informing us of the volcanic risk for that day was thankfully flashing green which meant 'normal' then another sign telling us to 'STOP! Are we fully prepared to continue our Alpine Crossing Trek' and if not then to 'Consider turning back'! Gulp! What have we got ourselves into?!
But knowing our fitness levels are the best they've been in a long time we knew we would be doing this, so marched on into ...
... 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
... suddenly as is likely to happen. Carrying all this adds to the challenge.
No sooner had we started and we found ourselves climbing. The views were everything that had been promised and before long we found ourselves past the half-way point. Weary but happy with our achievement we decided to turn back. The views on the way down were just as majestic with the plumes of smoke/steam rising from ...