Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Babysitting service
- Hot tub
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Travel Blogs from Ohakune
... hinges and the side of the fridge door!!!
We take the motorhome to a garage 10 minutes away from us after being advised by Wilderness. This takes about an hour to get fixed and get on the road again. The guys at the garage were lovely and advised us to not to go to Tangoriro crossing tomorrow as it was forecast rain.. (But we didn’t listen and we are sat in rain at the campsite with lots of rain falling down ...
... she was hating the cold weather. I told her to get used to it, that most people used crampons to get to work :) We made it to the summit (supposedly) which was warm to the touch as the ground was warm. After six hours we encountered a warming hit where people used to sleep overnight but that changed in 2012 when the volcano erupted and sent large rocks crashing through the hut and the mattresses within. The last few hours have us some views and a walk in small shrubs turning to ...
... as we walked beside her. There was a separate hike that you could do to her summit but it was an extra 3hr return climb so we decided to keep to our itinerary and head straight on.
After Moonscape, the next chunk of climbing started to become really tough where metal chains had been installed to help us up. The ground here was mainly shingle and mud and with the nights rain was very slippery. But as ...
... for information and we felt quite ready for the challenge.
The walk is 19.4 km (12 miles) over mixed terrain with climbing and decents. It is usual for people to park their vehicles in the car park @ the finish of the walk and take an expensive shuttle (30$ NZ for a 15 km journey) to the starting point. We decided to be different and start @ the end point, walk to the halfway point and walk ...
... We stopped and had a snack near a memorial to the Polish refugee children that were evacuated to Pahiatua during WW2. Its shadow at midday represents a mother holding a child but we couldn't see that because of the weather.
We also spotted the Tui factory ....not very PC ...a large photo of a semi-naked "Tui Girl" at every window.
Masterton, Carterton and Greytown passed and at Featherstone we headed ...