The Hobbit Motorlodge
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von rotorua zu matamata wo die filme der hobbit und herr der ringe gedreht wurden danach weiter nach auckland.
We headed out into Tongariro National Park and shot up the side of Mount Ruapehu via an exciting road called Bruce's pass; this road takes you right up above the snow line but sadly the cloud cover was just that bit higher and covered the view of the summit and of next door Mount Doom (Lord of the Rings).
Camped at the foot of the volcanoes in another DOC campsite. Everything froze over night (except us) which shows how much altitude we have gained!
... one must pay at least 25 NZD for a shuttle to the starting point of the walk or walk an additional 7km one-way with lots of change in altitude, which taken the time required for the hike itself is nearly impossible.
A damn early but perfect start
Well with my personal experience from other mountain walks in New Zealand, the distance I would have to hike and the fact that I wanted to get into the car park before it closes, I started very early in ...
... it back into the frame – they may last a little while yet.
Likelihood that my now swollen hand can be saved – slim and fading fast
Peaks bagged: still only one as I think we only managed to get onto one of Tongariro’s shoulders – two peaks to attack at some point in the future.
What I listened to: The light opera selection on NZ radio played through a classic piece of 80s technics kit in the rental ...
So we left Auckland early Monday morning with both of us driving, yes I drove every mile and parts of the car have nail marks to show! Getting out of Auckland wasn't so difficult but their maps and street markings leave a bit to be desired. We eventually adjusted to driving on left side of the road, but it took the entire day's drive. To Bruce's credit we never once migrated to the right-hand (wrong) side of the road; in fact he seemed to favor the left edge a little too much and ...
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sehr schön wenn das wetter mit spielt
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