Skotel Alpine Resort

Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa Village, North Island, 3951, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Whakapapa Village

Bagend, glow worms and mount doom!

A travel blog entry by wilkowebb

Matamata is a quaint farming town but all in all seemed rather shire like….. even the locals had looks of a took, Baggins or Gangee. It was a laid back lazy town which left us a bit of a needle in the haystack, almost literally to find the destination for the Lord of the Rings filming location of Hobbiton.

This was set amongst …

Glowworm Caves, Lakeside Views and Volcanos!

A travel blog entry by elfordfamily


I really do think that only in New Zealand, you could be visiting a Hobbit Village, taking a boat underground in a glowworm cave, relaxing by a beautiful and warm lake with mountain views, and then sleep under the shadow of three steaming volcanos, all in the space of a few days. Really, this trip has been surreal. After our visit to "The Shire," …

Lord of the Rings!

A travel blog entry by marjoleinabegg


We verlaten Kapiti Island om door te steken naar het vulkanisch gebied van Nieuw Zeeland. Mount Ngauruhoe was het decor voor Mt Doom in de LOTR, maar Mount Ruapehu is veel groter en ligt vol met sneeuw. Heel apart hoe we de bossen achter ons laten en ineens op van die depressieve hoogvlaktes komen. Ik zie hier wel voor me hoe Middle Earth opgenomen …

Watching the weather

A travel blog entry by roastbeefnolive


11th Oct - To more mountain biking, barbers and snow capped volcanoes. We changed our ferry crossing date last night to Sunday 14th instead of Friday 12th as initially planned. We wanted to stay an extra couple days and try and get some skiing in as we were so close to the mountains. So we went to McDonalds for breakfast and free WiFi and contacted …

Saturday, February 5: Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A travel blog entry by saintpaul


Paul starts off the first kilometres of this legendary hike in company of Esther until Soda Springs, the last opportunity for a sanitary stop. The weather is not that great, but it is at least not raining too hard, making it not all that bad. After a few kilometres, Paul is all alone in front and so is the first one to discover the fabulous …

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This 3 star hotel is located on Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa Village.
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