Tongariro Northern Circuit Day 1: Mangatepopo Hut to Oturere Hut

Red Crater, Tongariro Alpine Crossing

One the first day of this 3-day hike, I hiked through the popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a memorable walk with spectacular otherworldly views.

Wairoa and Taupo, In Between Great Walks

After injuring it on the last hike, knee gets swollen and in bad shape. I also miss the shuttle bus to the start of the Tongariro Northern Circuit.

Sunrise, Marauiti Hut, Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Day 4: Marauiti Hut to Hopuruahine Landing

A re-injury of my left knee makes me doubt whether I would be able to complete all the hikes I had planned for New Zealand.

Korokoro Falls, Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Day 3: Waiopaoa Hut to Marauiti Hut

Sleeping in the common room is warmer, but it’s guaranteed that you’ll be awaken by the first person who gets up and starts cooking breakfast.

Lake Waikaremoana, near Waiopaoa Hut

Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Day 2: Panekire Hut to Waiopaoa Hut

A very short day which ended at a beautiful hut right next to the lake, with plenty of ducks and swans around.