Ruapehu Country Lodge
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... waited a little at the top to see if it would get better....Weather pattern changing quickly at this Location.... at 4:30 PM I had enough for today .... Here is my opinion on the North Island Ski Areas Whakapapa Turoa. ... Nice View but early morning it is pretty Icy and in the afternoon mushy. Snow is rather Wet...not much power like you find at Lake Tahoe. Prices are rather High at $99/ Day and the equipment is pretty much outdated ... on the positive side I was told that all ...
... werebit scary and we never wanted to take risk of filling petrol for a diesel vehicle :) :) .
Though we are not dumps (!!) but it may happen lah. So we always look around people for help.
Driving through Tongario mountains was an amazing experience. Snow mountain in background, yellow grass all over the way and just highway without any disturbance was a journey ...
... Dumpster Diving' was our planned entertainment for the evening. It all sounded very exciting, plus: free food!
The first place we checked out didn't produce anything of note, and we were a little deflated. However the night was young. At the second place we casually walked around to assess our options. At the rear of one of the food stores we spied some big dumpsters - a prime location - but there was still some work going on at the loading bay so at the moment ...
... were able to fly due to the weather, and we arrived in time to see our fellow Strays land and some just take off to go. We waited while the plane headed up and kept our eyes peeled for parachutes. A good break in the cloud meant we saw some people free fall before the chutes opened and glided back to earth.
Everyone safe back on the ground and pictures bought we headed off to our next stop, Blue Duck Station in Whakahoro. This was a long drive but is ...
... shop. Instead we found a supermarket. The upside was we only paid $7 for our treat, which ended up being way more ice cream than you'd ever get for $7 in a cone. The downside was that, well, we each ate half a litre of ice cream. If you call that a downside!
We drove back to the campground for another night, much more relaxing for not having to get up at 5:30am. Thursday was pretty low ...