Ruapehu Country Lodge

PO Box 23, Ohakune, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $231.00

Travel Blogs from Ohakune

Walking in a Thermal Wonderland

A travel blog entry by danandzoelord


... did 19km, made it to the top, and saw all of the mainfeatures. Maybe one day we’ll be back to go from A to B!

From Tongariro we drove the 3-4hrs straight to Wellington, meaning we could have the whole of Saturday there before catching our ferry to the South Island on Sunday morning. We’d read that the campsite we would be staying at was pretty much just a car pack, and it wasn’t a lie! A bit pricey, but we couldn’t complain as ...

First week in Ohakune

A travel blog entry by funkymonk132


... here I am writing this, but it certainly was exciting. No doubt my Mum's stressing right now. Don't worry Mum.

From there we entered Tongariro National Park, following The Old Coach Road. The following is transcribed from my journal:

'Fern fronds reach out from the sides of the path, eager to be touched. The tallest ferns grow as trees, with their tops an explosion of foliage, and down the trunk they wear the old branches like a gown.

Roots crisscross ...

From Taupo to Okakune

A travel blog entry by pandora205


... own little beach, watching the kayakers make their way down the river. Perfect!

Next we made the journey to Okahune, following the Desert Road with its wilderness and dramatic mountain backdrop. Okahune is a small town, quiet in the summer and bursting with skiers and snowboarders in the winter.

We have a view

A travel blog entry by suebar


... restaurant in the hotel. The food was very good, some of the best we have experienced in New Zealand but the service was poor. We waited 25 minutes for our plates to be removed after we had finished eating the main course. We could see some of the waiting staff chatting to each other while we (and other diners) waited so we complained as we left. It was a real pity as we were enjoying the hotel overall and didn't expect the restaurant service to let it ...

Good Day to Fly a Kite, Not Climb a Mountain

A travel blog entry by mhwalktheearth


... challenge lies in crossing a saddle between two mountains and skirting an active volcano. We didn't have the equipment nor were we in proper tramping shape, so we chose the one Great Walk we could complete. Also, we enjoyed the beautiful photos of mountain lakes and tremendous views and accompanying stories from our friends on the Galapagos trip who had completed the crossing.

When we arrived at the campground in Turangi, ...

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