Taupo, which has a big lake which is actually a volcano, supposedly active. The last time it went off was around 2000 years ago and is recorded in Roman chronicles - if it erupted again then it would probably wipe out most of the north island.

I walked on the Tongariro crossing today, in the Tongariro national park. This is an area with 3 active volcanos in and was used in Lord of the Rings to film Mordor, which gives you an idea of what it is like. Unfortunately the entire walk was spent in low cloud and constant rain, which meant that I didn’t see anything apart from some brightly coloured rocks. Doh! I also got very wet, and was practically swimming up the mountains.

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