Just got back from National Park (yes, that's the town's name), where I walked the famous Tongariro Crossing! It's 19.4km (12 miles) of trail through tussock, volcanic rock, loose gravel, mud, snow, and forest. It was perfectly picturesque! I took heaps of pictures; therefore, at least 12 pictures of the same mountain that just looked more cool each time. Pictures to come VERY soon! Now back to Auckland and wanting to go do another hike. Not a fan of the city.