It occurred to me that I’ve been writing here for years yet haven’t written about the beauty I see in New Zealand.

I thought I would change that by sharing a photo essay of a recent road trip I did from Wellington to Rotorua.

 

A great lunch time spot is this fantastic café in Taihape

A great lunch time spot is this fantastic café in Taihape

 

I love the sparseness of the Desert Road.

I love the sparseness of the Desert Road.

 

Mount Ngauruhoe (you might know it as Mt Doom)

Mount Ngauruhoe (you might know it as Mt Doom)

 

Tongariro, part of the Central Plateau of the North Island

Tongariro, part of the Central Plateau of the North Island

 

Lake Taupo is a beauty. I stayed at Motutere Bay camp spot. A perfect view but beware the noisy trucks at night!

Lake Taupo is a beauty. I stayed at Motutere Bay campground. A perfect view but beware the noisy trucks at night!

 

Holden's Bay, Rotorua. Around the corner from where I camped.

Holden’s Bay, Rotorua. Around the corner from where I camped.

 

 

The Blue Lake...

The Blue Lake…

 

 

 

 

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