Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge
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- Hot tub
- Breakfast Available
- Refrigerator in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge Ohakune
Travel Blogs from Ohakune
... were pretty perfect for learning. On our first day the sun was shining, a perfect day to start learning. Mum paid for us to have lessons (we did the discovery pack, 50 min a break then another 50 min) for the first day as she wasn't prepared to teach us the basics. After a long first day of snowboarding Ollie and I could both confidently do falling leaf down the slope, we were ready for the next step. The next day wasn't so pleasant, it was misty, cold ...
... to wait for the alarm! Unable to get back to sleep Paulie sat in the front seat with the heating on waiting for the alarm to sound for his wife when he realised that he hadn't changed the time on his watch so it was in fact only 3.30am! So back he came to get some more sleep but 5.30am soon came around and it was time for us to rise and drive in the dark half asleep to the car park.
We were ...
... all over the country getting together and sharing a BBQ , live music, beer and wine. A real kiwi experience we greatly enjoyed.
Returning to Auckland we then had a day to get organised for our flight and the next part of our trip to Burma. It has been fantastic to revisit this wonderful country. Again we are amazed by the incredible scenery and because of the wonderful hospitality feel it is our second home. Shame it is so far from Bowness!
... 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 ...
We have booked 2 nights in a cosy motel in Turangi, to celebrate New Years Eve and New Years Day. Turangi is built on the South side of Lake Taupo and is also just above Tongariro National Park. We had heard of the Tongariro Crossing, the most popular one-day walk in New Zealand, that goes through mountains and volcanoes of the park. I decided to do it, at the last minute. So this morning, on New Years Day, Fra drove me to the point ...