Volcanoes and Waterfalls

Published: February 20th 2015
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Yesterday was such a great day! We arrived at Tongariro National Park early in the morning, and spent the morning and afternoon enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Staff at our lodge recommended the Taranaki Falls Loop for a great hike...how did she know I love waterfalls?! It was such a beautiful day outside, 70 degrees and sunny with a gentle breeze. It just doesn't get much nicer than that! The views were spectacular, too. When we arrived at the falls after about an hour of hiking, we sat on the boulders near the plunge pool and relaxed, cooling off in the spray. Both of us were in awe of the beauty of the place. We made it back to the lodge around five last night, cooked dinner in the community kitchen, and did laundry. New Zealand is such an easy place to visit. They truly cater to their travelers. We love it here!

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