Colonial Lodge Motel

134 Lake Terrace, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Taupo

A great lake

A travel blog entry by roger-annie


Before we came to Taupo, I thought that it might be a nice idea to drive round the lake if it was too far to walk - how misguided can you get. The lake 's perimeter is 193 kilometers, it is 186 metres deep and 616 square kilometers - it is big. It was created by a massive volcanic eruption 1800 years ago that threw 1200 cubic kilometers of matter …

Fear is temporary...achievement is forever

A travel blog entry by erotergum


... some cringe filming we got on the rickety plane that was going to take us up to 15,000 feet. I was sat at the back and so could smell the plane fumes which made me want to have a bilious attack and Daisy cried. We got so high up we were given oxygen masks and after a 20 minute plane journey it was time to jump. I was a bit nervous but not nearly as nervous as I was jumping 8 metres off the cliff the other day. Perhaps it was because I was too tired to feel anything or the fact that ...

Conquering Mount Doom in Taupo

A travel blog entry by lizzyian


The best way to describe Taupo would be to call it a poor man's Queenstown. Well that's a bit harsh. It's actually like Queenstown's younger brother. It desperately wants to be like but doesn't quite measure up to its cool older sibling.

There are Irish pubs (of which Ian and I became quite familiar), there are backpacker bars with pumping music, there are CRAZY EXTREME lakeside activities like Hole-in-One challenge and parasailing. There are the Internet cafes, ...

Canadian Girl in a Kiwi World

A travel blog entry by tayrae

... much less culturally different to Canada than say, Asia or South America (As an Anthropologist I am generally attracted to cultural difference, but it can be very challenging to travel amongst. I was looking for an easy adventure this time).

Indeed, I have found that New Zealand is more culturally similar to Canada that it is different. However, there are definitely some differences! Here are my 6 things about New Zealand that have taken a bit of getting used ...

Day 146 - Tongariro Alpine Crossing - 'Mordor'

A travel blog entry by neensandpete


... view. It amazed us how many people were doing the hike in shorts and trainers considering how freezing it gets at the top. They must have been regretting their choice on the way up. It took us 6hrs in the end and our feet were killing us by then due to the fact we've been in flip flops since we arrived in NZ. This was our last big hike of the trip and a great one to end on, especially on NYE. Speaking of NYE, we decided to treat ourselves tonight and go for ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 134 Lake Terrace, Taupo, is near Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort, Taupo Bungy, and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.
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