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Rotorua must be the “ Maori Cultural Capital” of New Zealand. Be sure to try a sumptuous Maori “Hangi” (feast) where your food will be prepared in the traditional way, on hot rocks.
The region is also the prime area for seeing the amazing geothermal attractions, being well endowed with beautiful lakes, steaming terraces and spouting geysers. Look carefully and you will find secluded natural hot pools hidden in forests.
Taupo’s splendid outlook over the lake to the majestic mountains beyond is truly a sight to behold. Catch your breath at the magnificent Huka Falls or catch a trout for dinner! Be sure to take one of the many trips on offer to explore some of the largest lake in New Zealand and visit the Maori Rock carvings that can only bee seen from the water.
There is plenty to keep adrenalin junkies going too – jet boating, tandem sky diving, ungy jumping and much more. There are also a surprising number of top quality golf courses here too.
Tackle the awe inspiring Tongariro Crossing or ski the slopes of Mount Ruapehu; you won’t run out of sights to see or things to do.
Prices from $150 to $2000
20 minutes from Tongariro National, north of National Park towards Taumarunui.
Raw, Unique Cultural Horse trekking adventure only in the Central North Island of New Zealand.
Trek through dense, lush green forestry, have lunch with a beautiful waterfall as your back drop.
Swim your horsey friend in pristine blue waters that flow from the majesty of Mt Ruapehu and his neighbouring brothers, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe, or as he is internationally known as Mt Doom!
Mobile (and SMS): 027 215 3753
Address: 03 Owhango Rd, Owhango
Prices from $15 to $155
20 minutes out of Rotorua
Experience the magnificent working farm while horse trekking over the rolling open spaces and through beautiful native forest. The panoramic views of Lake Rotorua and Mount Ngongataha are spectacular.
With a stable of over 60 horses, all ages and abilities are catered for. We give helpful instructions for the less experienced rider and helmets, boots and wet weather gear (if necessary) are provided.
Our rides range from 30 minutes to two hours plus for the more experienced riders. We offer excellent facilities for groups of all sizes. Our staff are very friendly and have
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