Our time here at Tongariro Holiday Park has been far from boring. Beside the usual cleaning and servicing of cabins there is laundry and window cleaning. One chore we won’t have is lawn mowing as the grass doesn’t seem to grow very fast around here probably due to all the frosts we have been experiencing.
One unusual request was for me to travel with an English tramping group in their mini bus to Ketetahi hut. There I dropped them off for an overnight tramp around Mt’s Tongariro and Ngaurahoe and brought their bus and trailer back to the camp for safe keeping. Late the following day I drove to Mangatepopo hut, some 20km away where I picked the tramper’s up. They dropped me back at camp before carrying on to their next overnight stay at the tramper’s hut behind The Chateau. After tramping around Mt Ruapehu the next day they are off to the South Island to tramp the Able Tasman.
Last night the motorhome side of the camp was full even though one booking failed to materialise. Along with 3 cabins, 2 tents and 4 non power campervans as we had run out of powered sites the camp was abuzz last night. The kitchen rubbish etc. required clearing at 10pm to avoid a complete disaster after the breakfast session this morning.