The nature exploring travel is dependent on a weather. I was lucky during my New Zealand trip in that sense except one day when visiting Whakapapa. The second day there was rainy and grey. Still in the afternoon before that I managed to do the Taranaki falls 6 kilometres walk. It begins 100 metres below Whakapapa Visitor Centre at Ngauruhoe Place. The upper and lower tracks form a loop with the waterfall situated around the half-way point. Tumbling 20 metres over the edge of a large lava flow, which erupted from Ruapehu 15,000 years ago, Taranaki Falls plunge into a boulder-ringed pool. From below the falls, there are spectacular views into the water-worn gorges of the Wairere Stream. Gorgeous, a bit reminding Scotland.
- Published by Anita on December 8, 2015
- Traveled in December 2014