Tongariro River Motel
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
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... up mountains going up to an altitude of almost 2000 metres, through one of the worlds most active volcanos this wasn't going to be easy. The walk started pretty decent with a boardwalk along the first Kilometre and only a slight incline, the weather was drizzly and very misty adding a eerie feel to it. An hour in and we had reached the part named the devils staircase, one of the steepest inclines of the whole hike, most of it was steps and the average climb time for ...
... time we were onto the ash-like part again, you could sort of take a step and slide a little before putting the the next foot down. It was almost like roller-blading without the wheels and the fact your sliding down a volcano. Pretty fun. I managed to get down pretty fast and as the time past I wondered if Em and Ryan were ok but they appeared a little later. We were all pretty tired and even though we had been good for time pre Mount Doom, we were now rushed and had a 4 hour ...
... make me feel so much better about myself and my own abilities because I’m not the one complaining all the time about how much I’m suffering.’
Yep, pretty much. The suffering however, I can assure you, was worth every moment.
FYI - At the time of writing, there is a massive bruise forming nicely on my right knee and I still can’t move my leg very well but never mind. In fact all of me hurts really. I think Mount Doom broke me in more ways I can possibly imagine… ...
... go to the right since it went uphill and I knew I had to walk up a bit to get to the waterfall and the path to the left went downhill ( and also underneath a tree, so that was a bit sketchy ).
- but the path I took turned downhill also, so that made me nervous
- around 6:13 I decided that if I couldn’t hear the waterfall within 5 minutes I would turn around
- around 6:16 I made it to the waterfall
- and it was awesome
- definitely ...
We were up at 5.00am to drive to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing- a19k walk on it's own but we decide to also climb mount Ngauruhoe (aka Mount Doom from the LOR films!!) which added an extra 2.5 hours onto the round trip! It was so scary climbing a volcano as it was so easy to lose your footing especially on the loose scree and we had to be ...