Whakapapa.. pronounced Fakapapa apparently..
Panoramic view of Lake Taupo (pronounced Toe-Paw)
Maori colours Red/Black/White
These colours come from the story of creation. The black represents "Te Po" the darkness, the red represents the blood that was spilt and the white represents "Te Ao Marama" - the light.
'Huka' (foam) falls drains water from the major Lake Taupo. This is the mouth of the river
Why does the weather suddenly become perfect the moment we enter The Hobbiton?? It was winter here