We took a drive through the country today. Started out with a stop at the thermal area in Wai-O-Tapu and then took a few hours drive to Mount Ngauruhoe (Mt. Doom). Beautiful drive through the middle of the North Island and around Lake Taupu.
A few shots from the thermals in Waiotapu
On to Mordor......didn't seem to bad, don't know what the fuss was about.
Tried to get a good shot of Mt Doom but one cloud kept hanging over the peak. Still worth the drive though.