--- Gareth and Helen travelled the world! --- travel blog

On the way back to Taupo we went through an amazing valley.

So lovely. Just what we needed after the bad weather from the...

Another cloud forms in the valley.

After rising up a huge hill we a treated to a great...

Another great view from the top.

They have to get their act together! What's with the huge pipeline?!

A shot of Taupo - Helen's eye view!

Taupo high street.

Lake Taupo (on the way to Wellington)

Mt. Ruepahu National Park again. Cloud on top of random hill.

erm... I think you can just make out that the road is...

Palmerston North 209. Wellington is another 130 km on top of that!

Welcome to Tongariro National Park!

Gareth driving the bus. Good looking chap, eh?

Taken from the south of the North Island, from the east facing...

check out the clouds pouring over the top of the mountain. Note...

In the morning we were up by 7am! The weather had cleared so we made a dash across the country and got back to Taupo at around 11.30am. We were so glad we didn't go the night before. We had to go back to Taupo to hand our key in!

While in Taupo we also took the liberty of showers and emptying the waste and getting fresh water for the bus. Cool! We also bought a whole cooked chicken!

We kept saying "HELLO CHICKEN!" for the rest of the day! Well. We thought it was funny...

We then got on Highway 1 heading south.

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