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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.
National Park, Tongariro
Riding well trained horses featured in movie scenes of The Hobbit and The Last Samurai, this has to be one of the most adventurous and picturesque horse trek experiences in the world. Exploring the National Park plateau at the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, you'll see wild deer, the mountains, incredible native bush reserves and rivers. And you can learn historic Maori stories about the great battles of the region if you're interested. Trek options cater from novice to advanced - ranging from 3 hours to 4 days duration. Check our website link www.horsemtrails.com for details. Over
Phone: +64 7 895 6222
Freephone: 07 895 6222
Mobile (and SMS): 027 215 3753
Address: Kaitieke Valley Road
Prices from $40 to $140
15 minutes East from the centre of Rotorua.
Horse Trekking Lake Okareka enables you to explore 1500 acres of rolling sheep and cattle producing farmland and 500 acres of bush on horse back. This is a horse riders paradise with stunning panoramic views.
You will trek through native bush between the volcanic Lake Okareka, Lake Tarawera and the famous Blue and Green Lakes. We have horses to suit all abilities, with guided treks from half an hour to 3 hours if required. This is a family farm and Lucy Playne one of the owners with the help of staff guides the treks.
Phone: 07 362 8185
Mobile (and SMS): 021 292 2233
Address: 51 Acacia Road, Lake Okareka, Rotorua
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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