Tonga Travel Guides for Backpackers

New Zealand – Climbing Mt Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park

Looking at Mount Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand   Whether or not you are a Lord of the Rings (LOTR) fan– in New Zealand you will sooner or later come across sites which have been part of the movie. One of it is Mount Ngauruhoe (2287 metres), an active volcano and one of the three mighty mountains of the Tongariro National Park on the North Island of New Zealand. With a few digital adjustments Peter Jackson transformed Mt Ngauruhoe into the fiery Mt Doom and made it known world-wide. While some of the LOTR movie […]
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A Complete Guide to Rarotonga

RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS Almost 5,000km east of Sydney lies a group of fifteen beautiful islands nestled in the heart of the South Pacific. Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands, is a paradise like no other, with stunning lagoons, white sandy beaches, and the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet. Only a 6-hour direct flight from Sydney, Rarotonga is the perfect island escape for couples, families, and groups of friends alike. There’s truly something for everyone – from those seeking adventure and thrills, to those seeking a relaxing, laid-back holiday.   HOW TO GET THERE You can fly direct to Rarotonga […]
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New Zealand must-do: Tongariro Alpine Crossing

So, I have just come back from one of the biggest adventures in my life – a two-week backpacking around New Zealand. This blog post will talk about one of the must-dos while visiting North Island of New Zealand – Tongariro Alpine Crossing. What is Tongariro? Map of Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tongariro is a national park just south of Taupo Lake and is a place of one of the best one-day hikes in the world. The whole hike takes around 20 km and you will have a chance to get up to 2 km height. Even […]
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