Ruapehu Country Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... the afternoon. When everyone got back, we had a big group BBQ for dinner - I definitely started to notice the aching in my legs from riding and my bum was really sore to sit on!! After the BBQ we made our packed lunches and all went back to our rooms to have a big sort out of our things for the Tongoriro crossing (an 8 hour alpine trek) and had a really early night (in bed by 8.30pm) for our 5.30am wake up ...
... 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 ...
... would need to drive myself. The driver showed up a few minutes later and we were off. There were two friends from China in the van, they giggled when I asked them if they were ready for a little walk - uh oh (this is called foreshadowing). The Adrift Company was set up well. As part of your fee, they would provide you with anything you needed from long underwear to knapsacks to boots to mitts. They did their best to ensure people had what they may possibly need. Of course and ...
... with just a handful of other hikers.
Most people walk the linear route from our start point and ending up on the Northern side of Mt Tongariro where a shuttle bus takes you back to the start car park, but we had read that the first half of the hike is by far the prettiest and most interesting with the main attractions being Mt Ngauruhoe, the Red Crater and the Emerald and Blue Lakes which are ...
... 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