Walking in New Zealand: Taupo Turangi


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Lake Taupo appears as a large inland sea whose mood changes with the weather


dh000017.jpg  You can drive up through this area to a lookout at the top.

Just north of the town of Taupo the energy from a large thermal field is collected and fed to the generators

You can drive up through this area to a lookout at the top.


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The craters of the moon is well worth the visit


dh000030.jpg  At one point high pressure steams screams out horizontally from a crack in the rocks. This thermal area is relatively recent and is changing quite rapidly. I think there is a distinct pattern of concentric rings of cracks developing with a high probability

Steam spurts from the ground from large and small vents

At one point high pressure steams screams out horizontally from a crack in the rocks. This thermal area is relatively recent and is changing quite rapidly. I think there is a distinct pattern of concentric rings of cracks developing with a high probability


taupo--new-zealand-2005-017.jpg  A site not to be missed. A walkway is well signed for up to a half days walking.

The Waikato river plunges through a narrow gorge nearby

A site not to be missed. A walkway is well signed for up to a half days walking.


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We stayed in the small town of Turangi, south of Taupo, for better access to the walking areas of Tongariro


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A footbridge over the Tongariro river