Sunset Lodge Backpackers

5 Tremaine Avenue, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Taupo

Rotorua and Taupo

A travel blog entry by lilianbrett on Apr 17, 2014

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... the horizontal rain. At 3pm I was picked up by friends from Brisbane (Amy, Brandon and Christian) who I was joining to hike the Tongariro Crossing (18km day hike) in Tongariro National Park. It was nice to see familiar faces and we caught up on the hour journey south to Tongariro National Park. Tongariro was the worlds 4th national park when it was established in 1887. It is also a world heritage site and includes Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, all three of which are ...

What a day!

A travel blog entry by pandora205 on Mar 23, 2014

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We had a long trip from the Coromandel to Taupo, thanks to our sat nav, though the country lanes were very pretty. As we got close we spotted the signs to the Huka Falls, so took a short detour, which was well worth it. The power of the waterfall is amazing and the jet boat below us kept us amused. Afterwards, we ventured to the Craters of the Moon, an amazing volcanic walk through steaming craters. March is such a ...

Day 177 skydive Taupo

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble on Mar 11, 2014

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... down from 15,000 ft. What followed was the most insane minute of my life so far. It's hard to explain or comprehend what it is like. All I can say is that it's fast. So fast. It also isn't the most gracious activity. My face was pulled up and I had dribble everywhere. My whole body was in alert mode. About half way down I chilled a bit and began enjoying it. I was facing and waving at Rob who was in front of me filming. I high fived him and everything. I still can't decide ...

Last night in Rotorua it REALLY rained

A travel blog entry by janeandscott on Jan 27, 2014

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... to look. Got to just outside Taupo and walked along the Waikato River to the Huka Falls, a scary amount of water thundering through a small canoeists on this bit they would be fish food. Taupo lake is the largest in the country apparently, very lovely, sailing boats out and about and lots of good places to eat on the edge of the water. calamari and then ragout...mmmm. flashy campsite, cosy in our van ...

New Year's Eve- Skydiving!

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14 on Dec 31, 2013

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... serenely, enjoying the incredible view, and wonderful sensation of flying.
The instructor asks if you would like to take over flying the parachute. Of course you say "yes" and you take hold of the straps. You pull ******* the right handle and you turn quickly to the right, then turn back to the left. After executing a few turns, he tells you to let both hands go up and then pull your right hand all the way to your head. You immediately begin a ...


This hotel, located on 5 Tremaine Avenue, Taupo, is near Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort, Taupo Bungy, and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.
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