Armed with my camera, my partner and I headed to Taupo one dull Sunday afternoon. It turned out to be perfect - we turned off the main road from Rotorua and had a look at the Rapids. The kowhai trees along the dam were in flower and the tui's were making little pigs of themselves as they drunk the nectar. Without the sun casting shadows I was delighted to be able to get some good photos.
The rapids themselves were great. From the dam, the colours in the pool were lovely - greens and blues.
You can walk down a path to a couple of lookouts. It's worth making the effort.
All in all, this was a lovely spot to visit - and it didn't cost a cent!
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