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Rotorua is the steamy, stinky geothermal capital of New Zealand, and an enormous tourist attraction. My favorite part of the central North Island, however, was the Tongariro National Park, which is made up of two extinct and one active volcano, and is full of opportunities for hiking and Lord of the Rings site-spotting. Read more about the region here.
RotoruaWai-o-Tapu Thermal WonderlandDevil's BathsLady Knox GeyserMt. RuapehuMt. Doom!The photographer and Mt. DoomMeads WallWhakapapa Ski FieldRuapehu Crater RidgeRuapehu CraterRuapehu Crater LakeSlip-slidin' through MordorAlpine flower near RuapehuRed Crater: Tongariro CrossingRed Crater: Tongariro CrossingQueuing up the mountainTongariro CrossingTongariro CrossingLynn & The Photographer