Colonial Lodge Motel

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

Volcanoes and Diamonds

A travel blog entry by edandkate


... was trying to find the right time to propose!! Ed finally got Kate to stand still, and in a gap of around 30 seconds in between people walking past asked Kate to marry him! (There weren't that many people doing the walk, but they all seemed to be congregated around the area where we wanted some privacy!) We spent the next 2 1/2 hour descent excitedly talking about the proposal and Ed explained how he got the ring all the way here (hidden in a sock!). ...

Rotorua and Taupo

A travel blog entry by lilianbrett


... colour. Orange for example indicates Arsenic and yellow shows the presence of Acid-Sulphate. For the whole time I was at Waiotapu I was convinced my calling in life was as a volcanologist, except not the geeky kind like the cool explosions and boiling water kind. After my trip to Waiotapu I went for a quick dip in a nearby hot spring and on the way back saw the most amazing rainbow. I got out my car and did a little dance it was so special. I felt like that man in the you ...

The Pilgrimage of Mount Doom

A travel blog entry by filipmontberg


... the top was quite difficult as unlike the rest of the hike there was no prepared path so you had to walk in a loose mixture of ash, sand and stone that kept sliding down so for every one step you took forward you slid half a step back... Once you get closer to the crater the landscape turns red due to minerals in the residue and if we ever walk on Mars this is what I imagine the landscape will look like... The crater itself, although filled up with rock and ...

Travelling on

A travel blog entry by suebar


... It was really very kind of her to invite us to dinner. Our first home cooked meal (other than the few rough and ready ones we have cooked in our motel rooms) since the end of January. It was delicious and included peaches from their tree. We met Barbara's husband as he had not been on the tramp. He is English and had come to New Zealand 49 years ago for a year but stayed instead. They were really charming hosts and we had a very enjoyable ...

Taupo & its Lake

A travel blog entry by phil100652


... shallow for a long way out so is very safe and nice and warm. Chris didn't want to come in for a swim initially but relented when I threatened her with handing back the Wimp title. But she did thoroughly enjoy it as did I. We then came back to our personal hot tub at the back of our apartment which was very nice indeed. On the way to Taupo, we stopped off for a coffee at a little place called Taihape ...

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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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