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No batteries in this map, (but we are also yielding to GPS on digital these days).
Hike underneath giant fern trees.
The Whirinaki Forest is a remnant of the forests believed to have covered the super-continent of Gondwanaland.
The pure rainforests of Urewera, a wilderness that owns itself under a new groundbreaking change in NZ law (and memorandum of understanding).
The kiwi-style hiking trips have young people of all ages.
Walking the bluffs, Waikaremoana hike - one of New Zealand's Great Walks.
Enjoying our lunch spot in the middle of nowhere!
A natural hot river to bathe in.
Soak and relax in the thermal hot springs formed by nature.
Waiotapu geothermal area, Champagne Pool. Yes it really does look like this!
Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
Late afternoon stop on the big drive south to Tongariro Volcanoes.
The rarely visited and dry east side of Tongariro National Park - Rangipo Desert.
We pass along the Tongariro Alpine Crossing - a section of the multi-day Northern Circuit route.
Crossing a stream off-track on the remote east of Tongariro Northern Circuit.
Tongariro mountain huts - gas heater, gas cook tops, bunk rooms and great conversation...all night!
Looking south from a highpoint west of the Tongariro crossing. Mt Ruapehu in the distance.
Early summer's morning at  Emerald Lakes (Ngarotopounamu). We aim to arrive before the peace is plundered!
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