Alpine Lake Motor Lodge
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... area away from there to have a dip in the refreshing Waikato River.
That evening we made our way to another free camping spot near the mountains as we were to walk the Tongariro Crossing the following day. We arose very early to be able to meet a bus which we had booked a few days before. The bus picked us up at the finish car park where we left our camper. As the sun was rising we saw the looming mountains and commenced our 19km trek up ...
... experience the day before pail into insignificance!
Richard and Robert came back from the Tongariro Crossing full of gusto! The weather, although windy, was clear, Robert dropped Richard at the Mangatepopo Road end, and Robert drove the vehicle to the Ketetahl Road end and walked up to meet Richard for lunch at the half way point. Reading Richard's account of the walk, it was spectacular and he was obviously moved! He met one quite large group but otherwise ...
... It was at this point that Ni realised I’d entered Lake Taurewo (or something like that) not Taupo…..Doh!! No wonder we were having such troubles. I was ashamed to be a Geographer at this point!
Once we got to Taupo we went to Huka falls which were impressive in the amount of water flowing through them and the power of the water, but not so impressive in height or in aesthetics. We do of course have a lot of waterfalls to compare it ...
... her back in one piece. It was a wet auld hike and there was a queue for the showers when we got back. Once showered and changed, that was it, found a spot on the couch and didn't move. Later on that night some of the staff from the farm came over and had a beer with us. One of the girls was really hot, so the lads were drooling over her. Needless to say he was trying everything to get her alone and I think he may get to meet her again when back in Holland. Tues ...
... shorter trip along the river’s edge – we had fancied the shorter due to the looming rainfall, however a wise old woman had appeared prior to this fork and warned us that the river had swelled and was now difficult to cross. It was the long bush walk for us then. For some reason this walk was even more challenging than the previous days 3 hour one, it seemed to keep going up! Each time we thought we were at the top, another set of steps ...