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Crystal Clear

Lake Taup

Waikato

Annabelle, 8

I couldn't choose my favourite place in NZ. So my picture is of Pirongia Mountain (another place I love).

Here is my story about Taupo:

The crystal clear lake ripples gently at my fingertips. Warm water laps at my toes. Gulls are soaring noisily overhead. Their white and grey feathers shine in the sun as they squawk loudly. My ice-cream melts quickly over my grasping hands. Brown ducks bob along the water slowly. The huge mountains stand taller than the squeaking playground. It's beautiful Taupo.

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