Lake Taupo and Tongariro (Mordor)

Lake Taupo is the remnant of a huge volcanic caldera. The area is still geothermically active, with steaming hot rivulets running into the lake at many locations.  We were treated to an amazing sunset silhouetting a group of black swans.  Tongariro National Park was featured in the Lord of the Rings movies, including locations of Mordor and Ithilien (Gollum’s Pool).

Author: adventurouspair

Explore the world with Kory (@ravenousbrain) and Sophie (@sophiesoars)

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