Whare Ora Lodge
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... in what was kind of like thick sand. It was quite fun going down as it didn't take much effort to let yourself slide. We then made our way through the next part of the track before reaching 'blue lake' which was an incredible view! We had been told that when we reached a lodge, we were about 2 hours away from finishing. We walked along a fairly flat trail, but difficult terrain for a while until we spotted the lodge. It looked closer than it was, but about half an ...
... Friday Ollie, dad and I packed up the van and drove to Hamilton to pick mom up from her work event which finished about 3pm. We then drove down to the mountain, this time staying in a backpackers a little closer to the slopes. You could really tell the difference in temperature and this time there was snow in National Park, a good sign. We went out for dinner at a local pub and then had and early night ready for the day ahead.
The first day wasn't ...
... information I decided to buy a new beanie hat to stop my ears falling off!
Next it was time to head into the town of Ohakune to get supplies for the big day ahead. Ohakune was a sweet place mimicking a European ski resort and every café or shop had some sort of mountain reference to them. In fact come to think of it, even the rubbish bins and benches were mountain shaped!
After spending a ...
... stop for us knowing we had reached the highest point and it was all downhill or so we thought!
It was an excellent day weather wise for the trek with clear skies and neither too hot or too cold. We were very lucky as there are warnings the weather can change at any time of year and always be prepared. We had lots of water and layers and wore walking shoes. Some people were in sandals or flimsy pumps and one lady in a smart dress with ...
... so I called the number displayed and was promptly informed that the trek had be cancelled due to not enough people being available and therefore health and safety meant they couldn't run the midnight/sunrise hike! And as they were cancelling and not me, I was to be fully refunded!! The relief I felt was blissful! I didn't realise just how uptight and stressed I was about it all until the tension was no longer there! Karma had saved my ****!! For which I am ...
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