29 October 2015, Thursday
We had intentions to return to Tongariro National Park to do at least one more hike. Couldn’t miss spending time there since we specially made plans to stay in the area.
It was raining pretty hard when we reached Whakapapa Village; waited it out a li’l with hopes that the rain would let up but it didn’t. We eventually decided to google on things to do in the vicinity.
Drove to our new accommodation – Alpine Motel & Backpackers Lodge – to quickly check-in and keep the fish fresh. Booked the night’s stay only the day before because we only decided then to extend our stay. Our Airbnb spot didn’t have any vacancies so we had to sleep somewhere else.
We took a pretty chill and relaxing day, partially cause of the weather.
Next up: Lower Tama Lake Walk in Tongariro National Park!
Read more about my previous adventures in New Zealand here:
- Taranaki Falls + Mount Ruapehu
- Rock Sliding in Gisborne
- Tolaga Bay Wharf (NZ’s Longest Wharf)
- First Sunrise of the World
- Downtime in Whakatane
- Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
- Touristing Around in Taupo
- Black Water Rafting in Waitomo
- Exploring Auckland
saw a couple of australian men fly fishing by the river, started small talk, and the next #trout they caught they so kindly gave it to us. yay, #australians! i'd like to think that kindness is passing on in the strangest ways – how we've picked up three hitchhikers, helped send them along their way, met these kind men who gave us a free meal. i know i would never wna be stuck in a situation where i'm stranded while needing to hitchhike. #blessed! #tongariro #tongariroriver #turangi #northisland #middleearth #newzealand #backpack #travel #bedforone #bedforonetablefortwo #flyfishing #passingonthekindness