Travelling from Napier to Taupo we crossed the Kaweka Mountain Range which is 1,724 m (5,656 ft) high and at times we seemed to be in the clouds. Along the way we stopped for morning tea at this lovely spot.
Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake; almost 200 km around its perimeter. Hugely popular year round with both New Zealenders and international visitors, the lake is pretty even on a cold cloudy day.
I have to say a visit to Lava Glass in Taupo was a highlight for me. I absolutely love handblown glass and their creations are amazingly beautiful and their style very different. No photos were allowed in the gallery but it was allowed in the garden where over 500 glass sculptures are set in a private setting. Lyndon Over and his team have tested their skills in many of the very large pieces. I hope you enjoy seeing just some of the photos I took.
Make sure you visit Lava Glass if you get to Lake Taupo to enjoy the beautiful garden.