Holiday Photo Album Hawkes Bay to Rotorua - New Zealand 

Album 10 - We left the thermal area around Lake Taupo and headed south-east passed waterfalls and pretty countryside across to Hawkes Bay and stayed beside Lake Tutira (campsite 21). We tasted some of the Hawkes Bay/Gisborne wines then travelled north-west along the picturesque Waioeka Journey to the Bay of Plenty and stayed at Matata Beach (campsite 22). Travelling south-west (yes a bit of zig-zagging to make sure we saw everything!) took us back into the thermal region around Rotorua. Hells Gate and Whakarewarewa Village especially  geyser, were highlights. We stayed the night at Lake Okareka just outside Rotorua. This was campsite 23 and was a Department of Conservation campsite - DoC sites are very good value and in some excellent places! Click on the thumbnails below to access larger photos and information about our travels. Go to the Map of New Zealand to see the entire route and select another web album.
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Waipunga Falls

Hawkes Bay

Lake Tutira

Mohaka RailViaduct

Mohaka Gorge

View to Napier

Gisborne WineTasting

Waioeka Rest Area

Waioeka Journey

Waioeka River

Tauranga Bridge

Waioeka River

Waioeka Journey

Opitiki Beach

Matata Beach

Lake Rotoma

Hells Gate

Geothermal Area

Sulphur Baths


Kakahi Falls

Devils Cauldron

Mud Volcano

Bubbling Mud

Sulphur Lake

Cooking Pools

Foot Spa

Wood Carving

Waka Taua

Rotorua Museum

Rachel Springs


Thermal Village

Maori Totems


Mud Pools

Thermal Pools

Pohutu Geyser

Pohutu Geyser

Smaller Geysers

Blue Pool

Sulphur Pools

Mud Pool


Thermal Walk

Maori Culture

Smoked Salmon

Redwoods Forest

Green Blue Lakes

Lake Okareka

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