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Taupo and Tongariro

Action-packed adventure and down-to-earth local culture combine for a worthy stopover at Lake Taupo.

A huge freshwater lake is the centrepiece for a packed itinerary of exploration. Visit geysers, steaming craters, boiling mud pools or go trout fishing and have a local restaurant prepare your catch.

Hike the riverside walk to Huka Falls to see 220,000 litres of water plummet over the cliff face every second. Take a jet boat ride to see the power of the falls up close, as you ride along the sheer rock cliff face. Cycle the Great Lake Trail, which skirts New Zealand’s largest lake. The trail features lush forest, waterfalls, beaches and wetlands.

Witness the stunning, panoramic views from one of the many lookouts. Take a boat or kayak and cruise around secluded coves. Visit the elaborate Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay, which are only accessible by water. Explore the Craters of the Moon, a geothermal walk boasting bubbling craters, steam vents, mud pools and colourful soils.

Mother Nature turns it on at Tongariro National Park. It’s here you’ll find active volcanoes Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe, fascinating spectacles at any time of the year. At nearby Whanganui National Park, rivers, waterfalls and gorges are the backdrop to days spent hiking, fishing, kayaking, horse riding and enjoying some unforgettable holiday experiences. Walk the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing and witness the remarkable volcanic landscape.

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