Sunday, May 10, 2009

Scenic Sunday: Mount Ruapehu

This photo of Mount Ruapehu was taken from National Park Village, which is the midpoint on the train journey from Auckland to Wellington, in January of this year. It is approximately 200 km south of Hamilton. Even in the heat of summer, the mountain has a snow cap.
Mount Ruapehu is well known for its ski fields. In winter months, it is the prime ski destination in the North Island.
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14 comments:

kazu said...

Beautiful Mount Ruapehu.
Great photo!

Guy D said...

That is a perfect photo, I love it.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

litlit said...

Wow! What a beautiful photo! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful Sunday

Kitty said...

Lovely - both the wild flowers and grasses in the foreground, and the snow-capped mountain the background!

Greyscale Territory said...

Stunning drama of the seasons meeting on common ground! Beautiful photo!

Linnea W said...

Beautiful shot. I always hear that NZ has such fabulous scenery...well, this shot certainly attests to that! Very well composed with great lighting. Enjoy the day...

Kendris said...

*jaw drops*

That's it! I'm moving to New Zealand!

I wish... (wouldn't take anything at all to talk the hubby into it, but I fear that my mother would have a coronary)

Great shot!

bettyl said...

I do love any photos of Ruapehu or Taranaki. They are always so majestic.

Pete said...

That's an awesome photo Sakiwi!

Cheers
Pete
www.hamilton-nz.blogspot.com
www.gullnet.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Mt Ruapehu is stunning! We stayed in the area for a week 2 years ago. Beautiful area.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wow!

The Plaskets in NZ said...

Excellent photos as usual !!! Lynn

Baruch said...

Stunning. This is my absolute favourite place!

Ann said...

We are so lucky to have such a beautiful mountain. I went skiing last year with the family.

Congrats for making it to scenic sunday. The congrats should perhaps go to Ruapehu, because my photo of it made it to the Skywatch@Friday.

http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/02/skiing-at-mt-ruapehu.html

Shall love to compare notes.