Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge
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... heads down in the wind then, there it was, a steep drop down into it! The deep red colour took our breaths away, then as we moved around to face it from a different angle a strange shape appeared in the crater face that also took our breaths away...but for a different reason!
Oh dear, now that is an unfortunate lava formation! We wondered if it was only us that could see this female body part staring ...
... a sleeping pattern of going to bed early, about 8.30/9pm, and getting up at about 6am. Its been handy.
so tomorrow hopefully my visa application is sent off by post.. and we say yes for definite to the red house :) pictures coming soon if we get it! I don't start my induction until the 22nd of march visa permitting (it can take up to 25 days so we'll see). Until then, we should do some hiking! and mountain biking.. we'll see :) xx
... though when I was walking, my battered knee did not feel good, at all.
It was now time for the part I had been positively dreading. Figuring out how to get to the bottom of Mount Doom from the summit. Mattijs with his walking poles and the French managed to reach our starting point with relative ease by the looks of it, sprinting down like loonies using a method that appeared to involve more skiing than running. I on the other hand, already injured and more wary than ...
... pretty area, with Lake Taupo its crown jewel. We didn't really explore it extensively as Lotte fell asleep soon after Wai-O-Tapu so it was mostly a case of visiting their Countdown store and having a picnic in the park whilst Lotte kept snoozing.
We trundled on to Tongariro National Park and as we made our way to our campsite, the Discovery Lodge, we got a glimpse of the awesome volcanoes we would be visiting - the plan was to do the 20 ...
... hills and forests greeting us on the drive. The bus couldn't fit down the narrow road the lodge, so a smaller truck came to take our bags down while we walked. The lodge was cool and peaceful with games of giant chess and petanque next to a sauna and hand-pulled cable car across the river to the start of one of the hikes. The main things to do in River Valley are horse-riding and of course the rapids. We settled in and it was incredible to spend an hour next to the ...