On our first evening we explored the botanic delights nearby.
Then on Friday morning we set off up the mountain to walk to the Pinnacles and the Skyline ridge.
|Ruapehu Ski Club's first hut, built 1923|
|MINTS enjoying the view|
The following day we explored the other side of the mountain to walk in to see the historic Waihohonu hut and the crystal clear waters of the Ohinepango springs.
|Waihohonu historic hut|
|Waihohonu new hut|
Our last morning was spent exploring a delightful footpath through a piece of bush near the National park railway station.
|Drosera (sundew) Insectivorous plant|
More photos to follow.