Mt Tauhara and Huka Falls, Local walks around Taupo
Wednesday, 21 June 2017.
Photos: Marie Deroles
Alison and Ted drove two vans up to Taupo. At 9:00 on a cool fine day 20 trampers climb Mt Tauhara on an easy track with low trees. There was low cloud with some views in between.
At 12:00 we drove to Spa park and had some lunch in the carpark. We walked off along a track beside the Waikato River.
The van picked us up at Huka Falls carpark at 2:00
We had coffee at Cafe Haku and then drove back to Napier at 3:00.
A long and enjoyable trip was had by all.
Reporter: Simon Hill
Mount Tauhara is a dormant stratovolcano, reaching 3,569 feet above sea level, situated within the Taupō caldera towards the centre of the Taupō Volcanic Zone, which stretches from White Island in the north to Mount Ruapehu in the south.
Elevation: 1,088 m
Volcanic arc/belt: Taupo Volcanic Zone
Easiest route: Hiking
Last eruption: Around 63,000 BCE
We also visted Huka Falls, and also from Wikipedia,
The Huka Falls are a set of waterfalls on the Waikato River that drains Lake Taupo in New Zealand. A few hundred metres upstream from the Huka Falls, the Waikato River narrows from approximately 100 metres across into a canyon only 15 metres across.
Address: Taupo 3377
Average flow rate: 200 m³/s (200,000 litres every second)
Watercourses: Waikato River, Lake Taupo