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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.
Taupo B&B, Vineyard, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $225 to $250 per couple
Just off Huka Falls Road via clearwater Lane, 2 km north of Taupo CBD-
Rive Gauche Riverview studio apartment offers self-catering accommodation with vineyard and river views. Located near Huka Falls and just 2 km from Taupo CBD the property has landscaped gardens and its own vineyard.
Taupo B&B, Homestay, Vineyard, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $225 to $325 per couple
2 km from Taupo when heading north towards Wairakei. Access off Clearwater Lane.
Rive Gauche B&B Lodge is a boutique homestay lodge offering bed and breakfast and self-contained accommodation. The extensive grounds overlook the Waikato River near Huka Falls, just 2 km from Taupo CBD, and include landscaped gardens and the property's own private vineyard.
Central North Island Vineyard Accommodation includes: