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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.
10 km south of Taumarunui on SH4
Self guide canoe/kayak hire on the Whanganui River, offering half to five day trips using new Old Town Canadian canoes and Nantucket kayaks. Day trips in Canadians or Minnow kayaks. Package includes all gear hire and transport, but not DOC river user pass. We provide NZ Canoe Association maps. We have re-equipped over the winter with brand new Eddlyline buoyancy vests and exclusive wide mouthed waterproof storage barrels, giving approx 220 litres per canoe. Dry bags also supplied.
Phone: +64 7 895 5261
Freephone: 0800 BLAZING (0800 252 946)
Mobile (and SMS): 0274 922 711
Address: 1033 State Highway 4, Piriaka, King Country, New Zealand.
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