Dull morning at Motoupapa
Still a dull morning at Motoupapa
Lake Taupo in drizzle
The lake at Taupo could hardly be seen
Whakamoenga Point is just visible
Pipes from the geothermal area near Wairakei
Superheated steam is collected deep underground
One of three geothermal power stations
Steam escapes all around - the fence doesn't work!
Instead of cooling towers - cooling fans
It really is that HOT !!!
Three more power stations are planned for Wairakei
Just can't get away from the chooks
Geothermal area above Wairakei
A great 1.5 km trek through an alien landscape
Rudyard Kipling wrote about Wairakei
Fumaroles are everywhere
The heat from the ground hits you
Old Geezer by an older geyser
It says the Devils Ink Pot
A stream runs through the boiling area
The area erupts with vapour
Almost difficult to see 'er indoors
Porridge Pool left - Chocolate Pot to the right
Like being in an outdoor sauna
The Dragons Mouth
Told you !!!!
Himself by the Dragons Mouth
Bad egg smell (hydrogen-sulphide) all around
The Porridge Pool was quiet today
The Chocolate Pot barely bubbled
The mud pools were quite eerie
Hubble bubble, toil and trouble
Amazingly different colours of silicate deposit
Petrification under way
Copper leaching through shows green
The stream has some very pretty falls
The Eagle Nest - now dormant
Tropical ferns grow due to the warmth
A smaller fumarole at Wairakei scenic reserve
Steams like it's all around us
This way to the Devils Throat
Jungle Jim looking like he needs a Jungle Gym
Lake Aratiatia through the trees
An eerie sight at Craters of the Moon
Info about Craters of the Moon
The area only appeared in 1959
A quite large fumarole
Massive forces at work producing this energy
It's a pity one can't photograph the noise !
The Crater site is twice as large these days
The heat becomes almost too much
It takes over an hour to walk the site
A really hot bubbling mud pool - about 15m across
Closer in on the bubbling mud
Mount Tauhara is 10 km away
Some new vents on the side of a hill 50m above us!
Taupo town centre - Ironman Bike Race Day
The streets were jam packed
A triathlon too - The enthusiasm was fantastic.
Right on the edge of Lake Taupo
Looking back at Westshore - Napier
A view along Hawke Bay
Napier was rebuilt after a 1931 earthquake
Towards Napiers container port
A penguin was spotted
Come closer now
Unusual to see them during the day
That's better - start posing
The penguin, believed a Yellow eye, was amazing
Smile please !!!
So agile and fast - but obviously not a Yellow Eye
The penguin was taking fish caught by anglers
Just feet away from the rocky shore
Acrobatics under water - tremendous
Napiers Centennial Gardens with waterfall
An art-deco dwelling near Bluff hill
The upper end of Napier
View from Bluff Hill south
Napiers new timber wharf with Hawke Bay beyond
The very busy container port at Napier
Called the Art-Deco capital of the world
The rebuild styles are obviously 30's
Even the beach front bandstand is swish
So stylish - Poirot would feel really at home here
Napier was very tastefully redesigned
Our truck in Napiers Marine Parade
An impressive railway viaduct near Raupunga
Our view at Riverside Campsite, Wairoa
This site was almost empty
Day 31 Turangi to Wairoa
Chris & Graham - Oceania 2009
Author: Chris & Graham - Oceania 2009 (ID: 2341)
Posted: 2009-03-08 06:40 GMT+00:00
Mileage: 326.59 km
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Dull morning at Motoupapa
Still a dull morning at Motoupapa
Lake Taupo in drizzle
The lake at Taupo could hardly be seen
Whakamoenga Point is just visible
Pipes from the geothermal area near Wairakei
Superheated steam is collected deep underground
One of three geothermal power stations
Steam escapes all around - the fence doesn't work!
Instead of cooling towers - cooling fans
It really is that HOT !!!
Three more power stations are planned for Wairakei
Just can't get away from the chooks
Geothermal area above Wairakei
A great 1.5 km trek through an alien landscape
Rudyard Kipling wrote about Wairakei
Fumaroles are everywhere
The heat from the ground hits you
Old Geezer by an older geyser
It says the Devils Ink Pot
A stream runs through the boiling area
The area erupts with vapour
Almost difficult to see 'er indoors
Porridge Pool left - Chocolate Pot to the right
Like being in an outdoor sauna
The Dragons Mouth
Told you !!!!
Himself by the Dragons Mouth
Bad egg smell (hydrogen-sulphide) all around
The Porridge Pool was quiet today
The Chocolate Pot barely bubbled
The mud pools were quite eerie
Hubble bubble, toil and trouble
Amazingly different colours of silicate deposit
Petrification under way
Copper leaching through shows green
The stream has some very pretty falls
The Eagle Nest - now dormant
Tropical ferns grow due to the warmth
A smaller fumarole at Wairakei scenic reserve
Steams like it's all around us
This way to the Devils Throat
Jungle Jim looking like he needs a Jungle Gym
Lake Aratiatia through the trees
An eerie sight at Craters of the Moon
Info about Craters of the Moon
The area only appeared in 1959
A quite large fumarole
Massive forces at work producing this energy
It's a pity one can't photograph the noise !
The Crater site is twice as large these days
The heat becomes almost too much
It takes over an hour to walk the site
A really hot bubbling mud pool - about 15m across
Closer in on the bubbling mud
Mount Tauhara is 10 km away
Some new vents on the side of a hill 50m above us!
Taupo town centre - Ironman Bike Race Day
The streets were jam packed
A triathlon too - The enthusiasm was fantastic.
Right on the edge of Lake Taupo
Looking back at Westshore - Napier
A view along Hawke Bay
Napier was rebuilt after a 1931 earthquake
Towards Napiers container port
A penguin was spotted
Come closer now
Unusual to see them during the day
That's better - start posing
The penguin, believed a Yellow eye, was amazing
Smile please !!!
So agile and fast - but obviously not a Yellow Eye
The penguin was taking fish caught by anglers
Just feet away from the rocky shore
Acrobatics under water - tremendous
Napiers Centennial Gardens with waterfall
An art-deco dwelling near Bluff hill
The upper end of Napier
View from Bluff Hill south
Napiers new timber wharf with Hawke Bay beyond
The very busy container port at Napier
Called the Art-Deco capital of the world
The rebuild styles are obviously 30's
Even the beach front bandstand is swish
So stylish - Poirot would feel really at home here
Napier was very tastefully redesigned
Our truck in Napiers Marine Parade
An impressive railway viaduct near Raupunga
Our view at Riverside Campsite, Wairoa
This site was almost empty
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