The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
Great hosts very helpful. Our room is very comfortable. Our room has a lovely view of the lake .
Free laundry facilities.
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A pleasant drive to Taupo. This is a very picturesque town situated on the beautiful Lake Taupo.
Today is a beautiful day, warm with clear blue skies and a gentle breeze. The view of the lake from the road was lovely, calm with multiple sailing craft on the lake, with snow covered mountains as a backdrop.
... windy road led to our lodge (which was the only building in River Valley) and it was very rustic and quite cosy. We were introduced to one of the workers at the hostel who informed us we would have some sort of adventure in River Valley (even if it was just drinking at the bar) and pointed out our 32 bed dorm which he referred to as the 'orgy room'. Luckily we secured a 4 bed mattress ...
... Suze and I were the last to get in. Suze sat opposite me on the floor by the door and our instructors thought this was a good time to joke about how loose our harnesses were and asked who fitted them to us. Suze took this seriously and her face was a picture i quickly retorted 'WELL YOU CHECKED IT' I was not in the humorous mood. As the plane began to climb it began to get colder making my hands shake even more and suddenly we were at 12,000ft. Suze ...
... a moment to admire the clear water in the marina. The entrance to the swim part of the Ironman is in place and buoys mark the open water course. A solitary swimmer was making his way along the route marked by the buoys. I wonder whether he completed the whole 3.6km. In the background, the lake simply disappeared into the mist. Today, the far bank of New Zealand's biggest lake wasn't even visible. While Ben was out and about, Kori was reading in the comfort ...
... to have our adventure at the bar! The next morning was full of people nursing sore heads (not me though! Strangely enough I didn't get any hangovers in New Zealand at all! Must be good alcohol!) Wellington was our next stop and we stayed there for two nights. It is located directly on a major earthquake fault line. It is a really quirky city, with a great museum (Te Papa) and lots of places to eat and drink at. It also has the only Welsh bar in the ...