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... headed down for dinner in the dining room, we had contemplated noodles from the van in the carpark. We chose Chateau Briand – melt in the mouth fillet steak. Tremendous.
The next day after a leisurely lie in and massive breakfast we came to check out but thought f**k it lets stay another night. So we well and truly spoilt ourselves and checked in for another evening, isn't that ...
... toilet breaks and a long lunch stop. Our fast walking enabled us to get the first bus back to the campsite at 3pm; mostly full of people who started the trek at 7:15am. My new hiking boots from torpedo7 were comfortable and kept my ankle in place, however I did get a blister on my left heel whilst breaking them in. The emerald lakes were an amazing sight, as was mt doom. ...
... were the Eggs Benedict outstanding but the coffee was roasted locally at the Volcano Café and tasted fantastic. It was nice to know we were supporting a local business and enjoying our breakfast at the same time. Before returning to the hostel, we took a quick detour to the ‘giant carrot’ of Ohakune (the place is apparently famous for growing carrots, wouldn’t you believe it!) It was still pretty impressive, not as cool as the ...
Today I arrived in Turangi which is a small town in the south part of Lake Taupo.
Tonight will be the first night I am sleeping in a tent. Luckily it is not raining.
Tomorrow I plan on going on a 10 hour hike starting at 6:00am. The trek can be as short as 6 hours but there are two side treks that climb up to Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe. These side treks will probably add 4 hours to my walk.
Looking forward to taking some amazing pictures.
... 8217;t terrible
- after climbing the staircase I was up in the clouds
- I could only see a hundred or so feet in any direction
- which I was okay with because after sunshine, fog is my favorite weather
- It made it really feel like mordor
- After the devils staircase I was in some crater and couldn’t see the other side due to the fog
- I thought I was past the hard climb of the trip
- Soon though, I saw the ...