Our one day trip to Taupo!
It started as we passed through the Desert Road with Mt Ruapehu in the morning cloud….
Mt Ngauruhoe and Tongariro along the Desert Road, Central North Island, New Zealand 🙂
Some of the many layers of ash deposits from eruptions along the side of the highway.
The sun shining through the clouds… and more rays!!! 😛
The shores of Lake Taupo!
Not much of a beach! But a totally awesome place!!
Cool foot path under the autumn leaves of some willows along the lake side 🙂
The road around Lake Taupo… nice scenery!
A little volcano around the lake.. the lake is actually over top of the volcano Taupo which had a massive blow up thousand of years ago!!
A little island in the middle of the lake.
The “Gumboot” of the town of Taihape, after the Desert Road on the way back to Wellington… As we passed through the Desert Road it snowed and hailed!!! 😀
Then, as we get home… we find out that we missed out on the snow fall at our house!!! Apparently it didn’t settle, but still… the first now for the year – in late may! 😛 And that was the end of our long day trip to Taupo and back!! Have a great day everybody ;D