Ruapehu Country Lodge
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... stunning sunrise glow off of Mt Ruapehu as if on fire welcomed the new day.
An hour into the hike and things started to change dramatically. Volcanic rock and lava formations took on eerie shapes and gone was the colourful heather unable to grow at the altitude we were at or able survive the hot steaming vents that were appearing all around us.
... station is new, very close by (can walk to work), has 3 bedrooms, nice shower room, meeting room. Also the ovens and microwave switch off when a job comes through, high tech! We had lunch, met area managers, given an itinerary and all the clinical practice guidelines for new zealand. Everyone was so friendly and great to talk to x one of them even went home to get their uniform for me to try on to get the right size ordered. funnily enough the uniform here has ...
... me over to where he was standing and put my hand over a rock. This in fact turned out to be a volcanic vent with steam coming out of it! Arrrrrrrgh! As incredible as it was, it terrified me even more as it made it more alarmingly real that we were on an active volcano…! At this point, for me at least with my unfortunately short legs, the ascent had turned into a hands and knees job and each step was accompanied by the feeling of ‘I think my legs are going to fall ...
... Upon our return back onto the main track we stopped for a sandwich snack by the Red Crater and let Lotte have another run around. Then it was time to do the final few hundred metres to the highest point on the walk at the top of the Red Crater, and a slippy slidey descent from there on a scree track to the Emerald Lakes (apparently Lotte thought it great fun and yelled 'slippy slidey' from her carrier as Daddy effectively skied down the ...
... keen to do it while I was here. We set off on an increasingly steep, frustrating and non-existent path. The main problem was that it consisted of tiny fragments of volcanic rock and soil so as you stepped down on it your foot would slip back down the mountain. Fortunately there was the entire mountain face to climb up with a large variety of things to climb from small inch-squared rocks to larger foot-squared rocks, but again these were loose which made things ...