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A group about to start a ride on the Mountains To Sea Trail

Explore the NZ Cycle Trails and mountain bike rides with Tread Routes. We will help you choose the ride that suits you best. Whether you are looking for an easy half day ride or a multi-day epic adventure, Tread Routes will make all the logistics easy.

Feel the adrenaline rush!

Welcome to NZ's #1 Rated Skydive on Tripadvisor! Experience the thrill of freefalling above Lake Taupo - the largest lake in Australasia! As you freefall at 200kph, take in views of Mt Doom, crater lakes and the epic coastlines of New Zealand.

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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Warmth among the cold - Spa Park, Taupo

Public access hot river at Spa Park, Taupo

Taupō Bungy - Tandem

Bungy - Toes over the edge, you’re about to leap from New Zealand’s only cliff-top Bungy! Experience the fun and thrills of the Taupō Swing – an exhilarating giant swing over the Waikato River!

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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Huka Falls - the bigger picture

Huka Falls Walkway

Spa Park to Huka Falls

Huka Falls Walkway

Spa Park to Huka Falls

6 km return | 1h 45 minutes return

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The Waihaha River mouth on the Western Bays Road is most often reached by boat or kayak, but there is a little track..... Drive to the end of Waihaha Road and follow the bush track down the hill. From here to reach the camp site you do need to swim across the river mouth (which happens to be freezing cold), if you are organised and have some sort of floating device that keeps your stuff dry, it’s fine. Once at the camp site, you need to find the custodian to see if there is actually space to stay and they charge a small fee. If you are in a kayak the trip up the Waihaha river is worth it, the Tieke Falls at the end are cool and surrounded by a good swimming hole – a good place for a picnic!

Garden Bar

Tihoi Tavern

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tihoi Tavern

Overnight Campervan Parking

Friendly country tavern with good food, cold beer and even better locals...come join us for some fun!