I hea koe?
I Taupō au.
I had a few lovely days in Taupo, on the lake, good family time and a few dips in the thermal pools.
To see nearby: the fantastic Huka Falls
And the geothermal areas: first a look at a geothermal power plant
And then the Craters of the Moon geothermal site. The signs are clear...
We kept to the path, but our feet were hot!
Then we travelled north ...
And stopped to visit the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. These are great but no photos can be taken inside, so look here! A magical experience! Below is the cave exit...
In Waitomo we stayed in the historic and charming Waitomo Caves Hotel
And a few amazing sites on the way: Mangapohue Natural Limestone Bridge
The Piripiri Caves
And the Marokopa Falls. All these sites are reachable by short walks in the bush.
Our final destination before turning back to Auckland: the charming harbour and village of Kawhia
Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©