Tongariro River Motel
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- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
TripAdvisor Reviews Tongariro River Motel Turangi
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... just to avoid falling off! Finally over just over 3 hours after we set off on huge hike we was at the top! It was raining, freezing cold, the wind was so strong it made it feel even colder than it was and there was so much cloud and mist that from the top we could hardly see anything! We made it all this way and there was hardly any view to be had! At the top we quickly ate our sandwiches and then warmed our hands on the rocks up there which we're boiling hot and pumping ...
... lakes which were unbelievable! We had our lunch there as everybody did! there was a slight dichotomy of people picnicking around an acidic lake as if it was the most normal thing to do! We spent a bit of time around this landscape before continuing around the blue lake and then down the other side of the volcano to see the areas of most recent eruption! We descended steeply to the DOC Keletahi Hut which was destroyed by the latest eruptions but kept as it is as ...
... and I fell straight to sleep for the bus journey back. This evening we were starving so it was straight to Pizza Hut were we had a large pizza each and then some more. Crazily enough, Ryan also bumped into Matt and Martina, from the Inca trail in Peru! While we spent longer in Bolivia, they rushed over to the Easter Islands and Tahiti before also arriving in Auckland. It's a small world. A lot of people headed to the bar, but we were all to knackered from the walk to make it out of ...
... looking particularly closely at precipitation, but more importantly, wind speed. The latter was of particular concern but the former was what we encountered in a deluge from on the drive up from Wellington. It was battering down by the time we were driving between the ski town of Ohakune to National Park, where we would be staying at the YHA for the next three nights.
I was mightily confused about this 'National Park.’ ...
... way out
- at one point the path turned into two trees that had fallen over, and I had to cross many streams via log hopping
- I kept going though as I felt I deserved more than the wimpy overlook I had seen
- Around 6 o’clock I was getting frustrated, I didn’t feel much closer to the waterfall at this point
- I decided that at 6:30 I would turn around
- I then came to a point where the path went in two distinct ways, I ...