For the first time in 6 years, we took a trip back to New Zealand in winter. For the first time in far too long, we also took a road trip down to a family holiday house in a small village on the shore of Lake Taupo. Being so close to Mt Ruapehu, there was no way we weren't taking a drive to go see it and check our Whakakapapa Ski field. I did have hopes of skiing during our trip home, but the snow only decided to arrive the week after we left. Next time.
I got a little carried away with photographing Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo, but they're a thing of beauty. Here are the photos to prove it.