177 - 16th July 2006 - Tarawera, Opotiki


Going through the private logging forest on the way to Taranaki Falls


Tarawera River - Incredibly clear water


Bright blue sky - We had a beautiful day for it


Looking down river through the ferns


Rapids


Walking through the forest with the sun streaking through the trees onto the rocks


Nice walk


Tarawera Falls - Tumbling out of the rock face


The water goes underground upstream and finds its way through the volcanic rocks


The bottom of the falls


Walking up to the point where the river goes underground - Beautiful view


Crystal Clear waters


More crystal clear waters


This is the point where the water goes underground


Light streaming through the trees


Us near the falls on our way back to the car park


Upstream


and down


Lake Tarawera - Beautiful


The crystal clear waters of the lake - Lots of crystal clear water around here isn't there!


The view across the lake


We stayed here quite a while


We drove along an old railway track at one point on the way to the next campsite


Near Opotiki


Sunset


Along the coast