The Pillars Retreat

7 Deborah Rise, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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New Zealand 7 - Taupo to Wellington to Auckland

A travel blog entry by clearyf


... was created and shot. Elrond's House and were the fellowship depart from. Also Frodo's bedroom where he recovered from the sword attack. Again for the set, all the trees were removed and put in a temp green house. One filming completed, all the trees were put back. They are building the arch entrance on the site as a monument. We also got to recreate the Legolis tree pose picture. This was one of the promotional shots for the film. Back into Wellington and ...

Not in tandem at Taupo

A travel blog entry by alexanderdrury


... to Sir Peter Jackson from blame should we meet a grizzly end in the sky (or upon hitting the ground). We selected a height to dive from; anxious not to betray my nerves, I suggested we jump from 15,000 feet instead of 12,000 feet. We were fitted out with jump suits and harnesses. We met our 'Tadem Masters' Brad and Tim, who would take responsibility for ensuring we made it from the sky to the ground in one piece. And then.... we waited. The sky wasn't ...

On a personal note...

A travel blog entry by stephwelsh


... you can actually feel it - not just think it, but FEEL it. Almost like butterflies but not quite. This feeling, and of course seeing beautiful new places and meeting new people, is the main reason I absolutely love to travel. But fear not, not all is hunky dorey when travelling - sleeping in hostels and living out of a backpack is quite the experience. Sleepless nights, bathrooms without soap, flip flops in the shower, hot nights where it is necessary to sleep in a starfish ...

Day 3 in Taupo

A travel blog entry by lchapman


... station...from our bedroom which is miles away you could see the steam pouring out...we thought it was a volcano at first! It is unique as the underground thermal steam pools are used to turn the generators which produce electricity as opposed to generating the steam by is by the river so they can use the river water to cool down. This station produces 7 percent of north islands electricity and it smells like sulphur! The waterfall was only flowing at ...

Facing our fears - Taupo

A travel blog entry by capel


Bathing in a hot pool is certainly the way to wake up - what a lovely way to start the day - I could get used to this! The previous day, after sifting through the many leaflets we had gathered, we had agreed upon a Jet boat experience which was also combined with a visit to one of the Geothermal parks in the area. I wasn't keen on white water rafting so James agreed this was the perfect compromise! Unfortunately when we arrived the Jet boat was fully booked, we ...

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This hotel, located on 7 Deborah Rise, Taupo, is near Buried Village of Te Wairoa, Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort, Taupo Bungy, and Waipahihi Botanical Gardens.
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