71 photos from Taupo, New Zealand (2011)
Lisa and I were poised to do some fairly "extreme" (in a tame form) during our visit to Taupo. We unknowingly kayaked roughly 600 yards beyond the restricted area and had to be pulled in by a boat since the tide was growing. Good times. And the following day we hiked the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, ~18.5 kilometer walk/hike that provided absolutely stunning and incredibly diverse views. Some areas were so barren and held an extraterrestrial appearance; it was an incredible hike!