Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel
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... it in the fall.
The mountain its self was very different to the Alps or anywhere in Europe. There was no resort on the hill, no trees and the slopes were covered in lava rocks. The mountain itself is an active volcano which erupts every 10 to 20 years (it last erupted 20 years ago :0 ) so their are no trees resident on the hill. Another reason for this is the wind, the wind can go from low to gale speeds in just an hour so again not the ideal ...
... was gorgeous and not what we had expected to find at the base of a volcano. Colourful heather in shades of pinks and purples and greens grew alongside the jet black lava rocks with at times the daintiest little white flowers dotted in between. The stream that run alongside us looked as if the water was orange due to the colour of the moss and reeds. This was a fertile landscape if ever we saw one! And then ...
... fascinating story of how these three Gods were vying for the hand of .............? amidst the eruptions etc. we both thought Lake Taupo was the best place seen so far. I say lake but it's 260 sq miles and looks like the sea! We arrived at the Campsite in Ohakune, the pitch isn't the best but the toilets are amazing- I had to take a photo of the solid wood surfaces! We found ...
... visit to Tongariro, we had had a beautiful day and I had seen in all its glory. Standing at an incredible 2291 metres, I too looked on at those crazy enough to be climbing up it. Debbie and I had briefly pondering the idea before dismissing it as complete insanity in the extreme and continuing on. This time however, after giving it some serious thought, I decided if the weather was in our favour (which looked rather unlikely anyway at that stage) that we would attempt it.
... or a pass), sometimes you have to go round them and very often you have to go over them. (narrow hairpin bends). In the event we unexpectedly encountered all three on this day's trip.
We were lulled into a false sense of security. At first everything was flat...and wet. We headed through Bulls again and then skirted Palmerston North...or Palmy to the locals.
Before we realised it we were in ...