Sunset Lodge Backpackers

5 Tremaine Avenue, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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New Zealand 7 - Taupo to Wellington to Auckland

A travel blog entry by clearyf


... here on the farm to try and save native New Zealand wildlife. So here they are into killing off vermeil animals, Goats, Possums, rats etc. The lodge is the home place of the rare Whio ducks (Blue ducks) , with an estimated only 400 pairs in the World. Only duck in the world to have lips at the end of their beak and live in fast flowing water. At this stage, everyone in the group knows I snore so everyone packed themselves into one room and I got a whole room ...

The Rainy Day Contingency Plan

A travel blog entry by handytravels


... one holding cameras and hands as we willed the other to make the first jump, the guinea pig of the “Will I get soaked?” test. It was getting frantic as the rainfall got heavier, we actually got a little bit fearful, Andy even disappeared into a hedge at one point in a vain attempt to find an easier crossing. There was none, it was simply a case of zig zagging back and forth until we reached the trail once more. It was quickly turning into ...


A travel blog entry by lautom


... and I'm so glad I did it! The adrenaline lasted the whole night for both of us! After we had all landed we got to sit in the cinema room and watch our DVDs- so funny seeing everyone's different reactions! After getting back to the hostel we went to the supermarket, backed our videos and photos up on memory sticks / Facebook , ate, packed and showered ready for our 5.30am start to do the Tongariro crossing! The early start and 1.5 hour bus was a struggle! ...

Day 5 in Taupo

A travel blog entry by lchapman


... it was so great...we went white water rafting, kayaking down rapids, skydiving over lake Taupo and took the jet boat over rapids and down and up waterfalls. We got wind blown at us, our chairs rocked and rolled and we got splashed every time they did....I was totally soaked by end of it! What a hoot! So recommend was really like you were there doing it! Oh yes we also played golf today....or rather tried to ...

Thrillseeking in Taupo

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

This is a top pick!

... was like nothing we have ever seen before. We walked past a number of craters, the best of which was red crater; from the summit you look over a sheer drop into the crater below, this was very impressive!

We also decided to do one of the side trips and climbed to the summit of Mount Tongariro. This was again described as easy however we found some of the steep parts to at least be moderate! From the top ...


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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TripAdvisor Reviews Sunset Lodge Backpackers Taupo

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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