Tongariro River Motel

Cnr State Highway 1 and Link Road, Turangi, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Last 3 weeks in New Zealand

A travel blog entry by danandclaire

Yes, I know I haven't written anything for well over a month. This is what we did in our last 3 weeks or so in New Zealand. Where were we? Oh yes, Invercargill. After getting back from Stewart Island the weather in Invercargill was atrocious so we spent a day or so hanging out at the hostel. We were with Lucy and had to make our way to Dunedin on …

Tongariro Northern Circuit

A travel blog entry by neil.scannell


... and packed our bags. We put on our rain gear and ventured out into the eye of the storm. The wind gusted and the rain pelted, yet we pressed on walking with a lean to avoid being blown away. When we dipped into a valley out of the wind, we looked up to see the cloud we were traveling through. We weren't just walking through a rain storm, we were walking through an actual cloud. We estimate that the winds were around 45 mph on the exposed desert. The trail went into a forest where ...

Meet you in the park by the swings

A travel blog entry by philandmups


... hazard area. Keep stops to a minimum." or "Leave area if red light is flashing." Luckily for us there were no more eruptions whilst we were there. Instead we had beautiful sunshine and clear blue skies allowing us uninterrupted views for miles and miles when we reached the summit. Definitely made the eight hour trek worth it. And the geography of it all meant that one member of the group was having kittens again. And when we got back home, we obviously had ...

Rotorua to Turangi

A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan


... at this fly fishing. He didn't fall in or hook his hook on anything lol. But the fish are still winning, no trout for supper.
After supper we went back out so he could try again, this time we drove to the area then walked in over the suspension bridge and down to the river. Saw 3 fish surface and jump but none wanted the hook.
Well that is it for now, only 17 more days till we fly home. I don't know where the time went.


A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin


... apparently). This is a tiny town, but famous (ahem!) as the self-proclaimed trout fishing capital of the world. We had no plans to test this claim, but there were pictures of trout on most things in town (e.g. signposts, hotel placards). Our accommodation for the next two nights was a campsite, the Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park. Built in the 1950's for jobbing builders who constructed the local power station, the place had not really moved on since, nor been updated or ...

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This hotel, located on Cnr State Highway 1 and Link Road, Turangi, is near Rafting New Zealand, Stratford Clock Tower, and Tongariro River.
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