First stop today were the Huka Falls, just outside Taupo. Very impressive and the color of the water, unbelievable!
Just a short trip from Huka Falls, we visit the Crater of the Moon, a walk around geothermal activity.
Next stop was the Geothermal Power Station in Wairakei.
We continued to Rotorua, and just at the city limits we have reached 4000 km on our trip around the North Island. We stopped for lunch. We drove then a scenic route around Lake Rotorua.
Matamata was our next stop. This place is also known as Hobbiton from the movie Lord of the Rings. Hobbiton is just outside of Matamata and can only be accessed on guided tour busses.
The rest of our trip today was SH1 into Hamilton. Tomorrow is our last leg from our tour around the island, Hamilton to Auckland Airport.