This is the view of The Blue Lake taken from the Ketetahi Hut, there are toilets there and limited drinking water.
The walk now is on good tracks, our car is on the right hand side of the photo, somewhere in the green patch, some hours away.
When we got closer to the larger of the Emerald Lakes, its a matter of finding a rock and having another bite to eat.
This area was one of the highlights for me.
Finally we descend to the larger of the Emerald Lakes, you realise how popular the hike is when you see all the people around the lake, this is the only one with easy access.
You now have a respite from climbing going across the South Crater, heading to-wards your next climb to the Red Crater.
After the climb to the Red Crater , looking back to the South Crater from where we have come from.
This is now the highest point 1886m.
This is taken from the last climb near the red crater looking back at the South Crater, The height stands out more when the photo is enlarged to show the small specks are people.