Marc & Lisy's little adventure travel blog

Looking upstream from Huka Falls.

Lisy on the little bridge crossing the falls.

The "Huka Jet" boat doing a 360 at the base of the...

Huka Falls. 220,000 liters per second of water flows through here.

Marc balancing on the railing above the falls.

In the Crater of the Moon. Look at the stem breaking through...

Steam vents- the size of the crater has been steadily growing over...

Lisy getting blasted by the steam.

Should we get a closer look?

This was a stinky steam vent, the sulfur smells like rotten eggs!

We are now staying in the mountainous interior of the North Island. My parents (Bunnie & Pierre) gave us a week in a time-share condo as an early X-mas gift. It is so nice to have a kitchen of our own, and a living room etc.., we've been on the road for so long that we have really started to miss these little luxuries- Thanks Mom and Dad!

The condo is on the shores of Lake Taupo (New Zealand's largest lake) and is surrounded by mountains, semi-extinct volcanoes, waterfalls, and geothermal vents. We decided to explore the famous Huka Falls. It is not very high, but has an amazing volume of water, and is New Zealand's most visited natural attraction. We also took a hike through a valley called Craters of the Moon. The entire valley is filled with steam vents, mud pools and other volanic features. As with everything in New Zealand there is lots of unique plant life, and you can get up close to the action.

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