Around Taupo

25 to 27 October 2009

Lake Taupo is Australasia’s largest fresh water lake and a popular holiday destination.

We tramped a 22km return to Huka Falls and Aratiatia Rapids along the river, past fields of sheep, pine plantations and enormous trees hanging off cliffs. We found a couple of ‘lost girls’ and reunited them with Stephanie’s mother.

South on Lake Taupo is Turangi, home is fishing (lake fishing that is). It rained as we drove south and back to Taupo again, but we didn’t miss the magnificent views.