Mt Ngauruhoe* was keeping a constant eye on our three-hobbit party as we adventured on the Tongariro Northern Circuit. Here are some favourite shots.
*Mt Ngauruhoe = Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings movies
Lake Waikaremoana. Fragrant morning mist extravagance.
Marauiti Hut. Site of the second kitchen fire incident of the trip. Also epic skinny dipping. And black swans.
Toward the waterfall.
Waiting for the water taxi. More hackeysack. Panekiri in background.
40 km barefoot. Tired but happy feet.
Panekire Hut. Site of the first of two kitchen fire incidents of the trip. And epic hackeysack action.
ANZAC long weekend 2014…
A friend expecting his first baby…
A chance to get away.
Lake Waikaremoana, one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks”.
Three days and two nights on the track.
Old track? New track. Easy choice.
Stunning views from Panekire Bluff.