I found this great flower growing in the thicket beside a river. I don't know what it is, but I thought it was interesting and different. It reminds me of a wild onion. Please let me know if you know what it is.
The steaming hot water was blue and clear enough to see to the bottom of the outdoor pool. The steam from these underground hot springs is harnessed in the bath house at the other end of the property. And, it's sooo relaxing!
Lake Taupo boasts of the introduced trout that live in the lake.
Lake scene / giant trout,
scaup (duck) with sea gull / natural thermal pool
Natural thermal pool / trout reminder on water grate / heron
giant paper clip notice boards