Day 5 - Wai-O-Tapu & Taupo

On the way to Taupo I stopped at Wai-O-Tapu to see some more oozing goo. The first thing was the daily 10:15 eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser.

After the water and steam show it was again time for some hiking in sulfuric fumes.

The Champagne Pool was one of the most impressive sights on the hike.

Lake Ngakoro at the far end of the hike.

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Some interesting formations along the hike.

After the hike I pushed on towards Taupo with two more stops along the way. The first stop was at Huka Falls. At Aratiatia Rapids the gates of the dam are opened a few times a day and I managed to catch one show.

I arrived in Taupo just in time for some dinner and beer before sunset.


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