Mt Ruapehu from the South
From the West
Mt Ngauruhoe. Look familliar? It was used as the model for Mount Doom in the Lord Of The Rings movies.
An active volcano. Last erupted in the 1970s.
Alpine flowers on the slopes of Ruapehu
Where Frodo and Sam were filmed heading off into the Emyn Muil at the end of Fellowship Of The Ring.
Tiny alpine flowers
Ruapehu is an active volcane and has many vents on the slopes.
Lake Taupo, looking North
Huka Falls, Taupo
The whole of Lake Taupo drains through this one gap
A native moorhen, the name of which escapes me
Ruapehu from Taupo
And now, some big panoramas to test your side-scrolling
The view north from Ruapehu