Central Park Motor Inn
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... use it. As we descended down we entered the actual danger zone and saw signs on both sides of the active volcano.
Thankfully though no eruptions today, and even the forecast of rain in the afternoon proved to be untrue. We arrived back at Ketetahi car park around 3pm, 30 minutes before our earliest pickup time and had a nice relaxing seat.
GR: I massively enjoyed today's activity and can easily see why it deserves its place ...
We woke and on opening the curtains found that the rain had gone and that we had a view. We could see two volcanoes. The younger one, Ngauruhoe, is shaped exactly like the volcanoes in diagrams in geography text books, a cone with the top sawn off. The other, Tongariro, is very much older and worn down by time. Fortified with a hotel breakfast we set out to explore the village of Whakapapa and found a Post Office cum cafe and an information centre. ...
... roads to a drop off point about 8 km from our camping destination. The back roads wound all through his farm. Ed owns and operates the largest farm in King Country with 11,000 sheep and 11,000 cattle. Super nice guy, a true native of the land. Kyle and I walked a few km on Highway 30 before walking a few more km on gravel road to our campsite at the trailhead leading into the Pureora Forest. Tomorrow we hike about 15 km to the summit of Pureora which tops out at 1,165 meters ...
... crew members seemed to find communication a foreign concept. Nonetheless, the setting for the festival was spectacular as we enjoyed the views across the bay and the glorious weather. Some of the acts were good, others can only be described as unique; the psychedelic zebras very much having to be seen to be believed - Mick was so amazed at what he was seeing he actually recorded part of it so we have proof should anyone wish to see for themselves. ...
... section was a steep up but the steps were very good, though not as classy nor as severe as the Inca steps of Machu Pichu. This brought us to the south crater, a desolate plain littered with lava bombs ranging from golf ball to football sized. We then had another much harder 300 meters to climb over volcanic scree to the Red Crater which is indeed a deep shade of red. This is the highest point. It is only 1900 ...