Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge
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... due to the volcano below. We then came to the emerald pools, 3 greeny blue volcanic pools at the top of the mountain. The best sight of the hike so far however it was still to misty and cloudy to fully appreciate it. 4 hours in and the decent started you would've thought it would've gotten easier but it just seemed to hurt another part of your body that wasn't already in agony! The lower we got the better the views got as the cloud and mist cleared the rain stopped and ...
... and I fell straight to sleep for the bus journey back. This evening we were starving so it was straight to Pizza Hut were we had a large pizza each and then some more. Crazily enough, Ryan also bumped into Matt and Martina, from the Inca trail in Peru! While we spent longer in Bolivia, they rushed over to the Easter Islands and Tahiti before also arriving in Auckland. It's a small world. A lot of people headed to the bar, but we were all to knackered from the walk to make it out of ...
... looking particularly closely at precipitation, but more importantly, wind speed. The latter was of particular concern but the former was what we encountered in a deluge from on the drive up from Wellington. It was battering down by the time we were driving between the ski town of Ohakune to National Park, where we would be staying at the YHA for the next three nights.
I was mightily confused about this 'National Park.’ ...
... go to the right since it went uphill and I knew I had to walk up a bit to get to the waterfall and the path to the left went downhill ( and also underneath a tree, so that was a bit sketchy ).
- but the path I took turned downhill also, so that made me nervous
- around 6:13 I decided that if I couldn’t hear the waterfall within 5 minutes I would turn around
- around 6:16 I made it to the waterfall
- and it was awesome
- definitely ...
... 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 ...