Friday, January 13, 2012

Ohope 2012 part1

 The road trip up there was a good start with views of three volcanoes (4 if you include the Taupo Caldera)!  We stayed overnight at DeBretts Holiday park in Taupo and visited the hot mineral pools.  A little warm, so an hour was enough!  not a cheap hour either!

The kids were keen for an early start the next morning and the sun came out as we travelled some pretty deserted and quiet back roads up to Ohope.  Happily we arrived to warm sun, so getting the tent up was hot and sweaty, but thankfully not wet!  We had 1 full day of sunshine before the weather crapped out with heavy rain and gales.

Some Desert Road Geology

Volcanic sunset from Taupo

Mt Ruapehu

A break to get the Kayak out in the harbour
and the weather crapped out....rain gales
Josh in the camp site pool

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