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... how clear the water is. Along the way we also got to see one of the many hydro-electric "schemes" that surround lake Taupo. All around the lake water is being diverted off of mount Ruapehu towards different hydro generating stations, eight in total.
To end our day we had thought of capping ti with a competitive round of mini golf but Turangi goes to sleep early. 16:00 early. We settled on ice cream, but that left ...
... today the weather can probably get quite harsh up here. We reach a waterfalls. The falls are called Taranaki Falls. I assume because they lead off in the direction of the Taranaki Volcano, which we can see in the distance despite the fact that it must be 60 miles or more away.
We keep walking, the terrain getting increasingly rocky. There are a few streams to be crossed, using boulders in the water, trying not to get too wet! The water is glacier melt so will be freezing ...
... off and hurls out away from the ledge.
We head into Taupo for lunch. It was busy last time we were in Taupo, because it was a weekend and sunny and warm. Once again its the weekend and sunny and warm, so its very busy again. What I can only assume is some kind of regatta is taking place on the lake. Dozens and dozens of boats are out on the lake but congregated together. A sea plane or two takes off from the lake whilst we are there, ...
... As it chomps the grass in my hand, is there anything to stop it from accidentally chomping my fingers off too? This thought makes me so jumpy that I drop most of the grass and scare the horse away. Didn’t get a good horse selfie, either. Soon I’m in Wanganui, and I’m staying with Dad & Lesley. We catch up, I show them the holiday photos so far & we have a lovely Chinese dinner. It’s nice to see them, and nice to sleep in a bed again. I sleep very well that ...
... at the expanse of the crater and its smooth surface.
A little more climbing out of South Crater and up the side of Red crater (see photos for name explanation) we reached our highest point at Red Crater summit (6200ft). From here we headed down to the Emerald Lakes, the uniqueness of these lakes meant the crowds on the crossing were focussed here and it was difficult to try and capture the scenery without some one wandering ...