Tongariro River Motel
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Microwave in room
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Back at Champagne Charlie we looked at the watch and realised we had completed the hike in just 5 ½ hrs! That was good going! We kicked off our shoes and socks (they were a bit pongy) and hit the road straight away in the direction of Lake Taupo which was our little reward to ourselves for hiking 3 volcanoes in one morning...
A motel with a big bed and a bath to rest our weary legs!
... 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 ...
... In short, things were looking rather grim.
Shortly after seeing the icicles, I stopped a man coming towards me who had evidently been to the summit. ‘Is it far?’ I asked him hopefully. ‘Another twenty minutes’ he advised, looking at me in my evidently shambolic state. ‘The worst of it is behind you.’ Those words dear reader at that stage were all I needed to hear. I turned around and looked at the incredible landscape behind. The ...
... and snow capped year round dominating the skyline. The crossing does not go over it. Mount Tongariro is 1,978m high and is what is known as a compound volcano, meaning it has multiple craters, in this case 12. Mount Ngauruhoe is a classic conical volcano part of Tongariro but distinctive enough to be given it's own name. On average, over 1,000 people do the walk each day and so we all set off at our own pace and agreed to meet back at the campsite in our own time. The ...
... do you do when every photo you take is photobombed by some random because EVERYONE is taking photos all the time and it is impossible not to intrude on their pixel space? It's called photoshopping and I have embraced it wholeheartedly with my selection of photos here. I have cropped out all those nuisance intruders who ruined the anticipated solitude of our final adventure in the land of the long, white queue-for-the-loo.
And another thing, now that I've started. ...