On the drive from Rotorua to Lake Taupo I saw a sign that pointed to 'the blue pool'. One does not simply drive past 'the blue pool' without stopping to take a look! So we pulled off the highway and, as the track narrowed, I suddenly became overwhelmed by the beauty of this old redwood forest. _ Hours were spent here. In the end, we didn't find the blue pool! But I would've happily camped in this forest for days.