Taupo Region Off The Beaten Path

  • The little ferry across the river
    The little ferry across the river
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
    by shavy

Taupo Region Off The Beaten Path

  • View from the balloon

    From the balloon, I could see the Waikato river, Huka Falls, Lake Taupo, the steam rising from the Craters of the Moon, sheep (if you've read my other New Zealand pages, you may have noticed that I quite like sheep :-)), little cars and tiny people... it was a lot of fun.

  • View from the balloon 2

    It was great to see the Taupo area from above: the new perspective further emphasised the beauty of New Zealand's nature.

  • Hot air ballooning over Taupo

    The absolute highlight of my New Zealand trip was flying in a hot air balloon over the Taupo area. The flight itself was fantastic, like floating in air, the scenery was amazing (Lake Taupo, Huka Falls, Craters of the Moon thermal area) and my pilot, Peter, was a really nice guy, who obviously knew what he was doing. We even landed in someone's...

  • Huka Falls

    We walk from the coach to the little bridge over the river. Icy green glacier water is tumbling over rocks underneath us. Walking a little further down the path, the falls become spectacular, even though they aren't high. Masses of water in the most incredible colour creating a lovely white surf as it cascades over the edge. Much better than I...

  • Wairakei Geothermal Powerstation

    We head out of town today, past the geothermal valleys. It really is quite amazing to be driving along and suddenly spotting steam coming out of the ground and water spurting above the bushes. We stop to view Wairakei Geothermal Powertation which is very interesting. This power statio was the first station in the world to utilise flash steam from...

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