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Even as a spectator, it’s worth investing in a chair lift pass at Whakapapa Ski Field. It enables you to view the country from a new perspective at the highest point of the North Island, Mt Ruapehu. Look down on the earthy oranges of Tongariro National park and enjoy the picturesque sight of Mt Ngauruhoe to your […]

The Tongariro Crossing is considered the ultimate one-day trek available in New Zealand. It’s also potentially among the top ten single-day treks in the world. Emerald Lakes and volcanic rock create a martian like atmosphere, and these aren’t the only elements the make the tramp so popular. Different sections of the walk include various opportunities for scenic […]

Passing through and don’t have time for the Tongariro crossing or Mt Ruapehu? Tongariro National Park is still a great pitstop offering some of New Zealand’s most contrasting landscapes. You don’t even have to hop out of the car, there’s lots to see just out the window! Level: Easy-Difficult Simply hop out and take in the […]

Set off on an adventure to find the Maori Rock Carvings located on a cliff face along Lake Taupo. The carvings are only accessible by water, and on a good day when the sun sparkles off the crystal clear lake, it really feels like you’ on a pacific island! Kayaks are available for hire, or take a […]

If around Lake Taupo, take a stroll through Waipahihi Botanical Reserve. You will be at peace once you stumble across this gorgeous lookout point featuring Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. Level: Easy For adventurers of any level You can drive through the entire park Article supplied by

At a whopping 220,000 litres per second, Huka Falls comes roaring through a narrow canal from Lake Taupo, and forms the Waikoto River. They aren’t far at all off the beaten track. Either a short turn off from SH1, or a few minutes drive from the tourist hub of Taupo, they are readily accessible and right up there […]

Tongaporutu Beach isn’t the only thing the Taranaki region has to offer, but sure comes close to the top of the list. Also know for ‘The Three Sisters’ and ‘Elephant Rock’ its large rock formations have drawn visitors from all over the world. However, due to recent geographical erosion, there are now only 2 ‘Sisters’ and […]

Rotorua is well known for it’s geo thermal activity, and Kerosene Creek a prime example that you can experience for free. From what looks like an ordinary waterfall, you will soon find the rushing water is actually a hot spring. You can take a dip in this natural spa all year round. Kerosene Creek is also […]

Just outside of the popular tourist region of Rotorua lies Lake Rerewhakaaitu. The perfect place to spend the night if you would like to be secluded and away from the hustle and bustle. Level: Easy Park up right next to the lake Article supplied by

Whakarewarewa Forest more widely known as Rotorua’s Redwood Forest is truly surreal. Trees that have been growing for well over 100 years rustle above you. Their height making everything else seem so insignificant. Another feature of the forest is the board walk across the natural Thermal Pond. Unrealistically blue, it is home to exotic and […]

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