Lake Taupo with snowclad Mt Ruapehu in the distance, reflected in the lake. . .North Island, NZ. - several campgrounds around the lake, a large variety of accommodation in the Taupo area, snow sports up Mt Ruapehu.
Misty weather, somewhere before Ruakaka. There we apparently made such a pityful impression that the lovely ladies of the local community center invited us in for a feed and some hot tea. What a blessing, we were tempted to stay (apparently it has happened before...). Yet the track was calling, we answered and were later rewarded with a camp site with hot showers!! The rare luxuries of hiking make you appreciate them even more! #greatwalker