Wow! What a day!
The weather couldn’t have been any more different from yesterday. We woke up to clear blue skies and sunshine; perfect for what we had in mind. We left the campsite and continued up the road towards Mt Ruapehu. Yesterday we couldn’t even see it.
Mount Ngauruhoe, which was Mt Doom in The Lord of the Rings.
These are photos of the way back down.
Forgotten World Highway, so called because many of the settlements in this difficult hill country were later abandoned.
Moki tunnel; known locally as the hobbit hole.