The Pillars Retreat

7 Deborah Rise, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Taupo

Swim practice

A travel blog entry by nloon on Apr 23, 2014

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... Huka Falls is definitely worth a visit, you can also drive out to a carpark right beside them if you're feeling a bit lazy. The river, which is lazy enough most of the way, is squeezed through a channel so it turns into these cool turquoise coloured rapids, a small but very powerful waterfall, big surge pool and then back to the lazy river again. They use the power of the rapids and falls ...

The Rainy Day Contingency Plan

A travel blog entry by handytravels on Apr 18, 2014

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... mountains to view “Mount Doom” and other sights, however regrettably the weather had other ideas. Hannah had only mentioned the previous day about how we hadn’t seen the “long white cloud of England” in ages – well it came, and it came with a vengeance. It wasn’t just the rain it brought with it that was the problem; it was the opaque mist that loitered around the mountain tops. Each time we visited the ...

Day 5 in Taupo

A travel blog entry by lchapman on Mar 12, 2014

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... 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 it...it was really like you were there doing it! Oh yes we also played golf today....or rather tried to ...

Taupo Two

A travel blog entry by amyclaridge23 on Feb 06, 2014

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... of looking at each other and saying 'a waterfalls a waterfall'. The drive to Milford we must have seen 14 in a row so after a while the whole 'OH MY GOD ITS A WATERFALL, LOOK, LOOK, A WATERFALL. MY MIND IS BLOWN, ITS A WATERFALL' wears off. But Swiss was right, this one was preeeetty impressive. Jean was meeting me at the hostel in Taupo, getting dropped off by his friend. As per usual we somehow timed it impeccably, with me ...

The Long Walk Past Huka Falls

A travel blog entry by johnnym on Feb 03, 2014

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... direct roadway back to the hostel. Back to base, to discover other people in my room. The cheek of it. There was to be no quiet time, because Dorsetian Soimon was in my three bed section of the dorm, and talkative. Eventually I wore down his chatter and he resorted to checking his phone and heading for dinner. I explored a little more of Taupo, walking along the lakefront to Jolly's English pub and having a pint in the dark of the night before hitting the sack, ...

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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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