We've written a guest post on Easy Hiker all about this journey, but with so much great scenery on the trek we thought we'd share some extra photos with our readers.
Mt. Ngauruhoe, also known as 'Mt. Doom' in the movie, The Lord of the Rings.
We walked through fields of scattered pumice.
The climb to Red Crater was the most challenging for us as we scrambled over loose rocks and navigated the crowds.
We were rewarded with a view of the beautiful Red Crater.
View of Blue Lake from the summit
The descent from the top of Red Crater - fun or treacherous?
Hikers enjoy a moment of rest at the Emerald Lakes.
A different view of one of the Emerald Lakes.
We had a day of gorgeous weather for the hike. Sunscreen is a must!
The trifecta: view of Mt. Ruapehu, Mt. Ngauruhoe and Red Crater from a valley.
Thermal steam rises from the earth.
Lake Taupo can be seen from the walk.
More activity from the Ketetahi Springs
Rushing water accompanied us for the last couple of kilometres.