Holiday Photo Album Wanganui to Lake Taupo, New Zealand 

Album 9 - Continuing along the west coast of the North Island we wound around beautiful Taranaki Bight, passed the usually impressive Mount Taranaki (Mount Egmont) leaving the coast near Mokau (campsite 19) to travel inland again up scenic Awakino Gorge. Next stop was Waitomo. The caves and glowworms were a highlight of the trip and the Blackwater Rafting was an amazing experience! We stayed at Ruakuri Reserve (campsite 20) then headed east to picturesque Lake Taupo and the thermal regions of Tokaanu and Wairakei. 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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Waipipi Beach

Cave Rock

Pawea Coast

White Reindeer

Tutunui Garden

Hawera WaterTower

Mt Egmont

Wilkies Walk

Wilkies Pool

Snow on Track

Taranaki VisitorCentre

Dawsons Falls

New Plymouth Beach


Air Show

Anzac Day

Mokau Camp19

Awakino Sunrise

Awakino River

Awakino Gorge

Waitomo Cave

Waitomo Lookout

Black Water Rafting

Water's Cold!

Enter Ruakuri Cave

Ruakuri Cave

Rock Scramble


Jump Off Waterfall

Leave Ruakuri Cave

Aranui Cave

Ruakuri Walk

Natural Tunnel

Rock Formations

Ruakuri Creek

Return Loop

Ruakuri Reserve

Lake Taupo

Tokaanu Thermal

Hot Spring

Mineral Pool

Mud Pool

Maori Cooking

Mt Egmont

Huka Falls

Huka River

Thermal Power

Maori Village

Wairakei Terraces

Thermal Valley

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