Whakapapaiti valley, Mt Ruapehu

Sunset on the round-the-mountain track, Whakapapaiti valley. I like this place even though it is only an hour from the ski field and the visitor center. This particular night it rained... and the landscape was transformed by flash flood - the Whakapapanui was the highest it has been in 25 years. Getting to the train at National Park the next morning was an epic!

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