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Umukarikari Track

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Umukarikari Track

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Time: 4-6 hours

Time: 4 - 5 hr, Distance: 13 km return

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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.

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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!

Warmth among the cold - Spa Park, Taupo

Public access hot river at Spa Park, Taupo

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Five Mile Bay Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Five Mile Bay Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Hinemaiaia Reserve Carparks

Overnight Campervan Parking

Hinemaiaia Reserve Carparks

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Sally

New Zealand

Bring some cut up potatoes, kumara and pumpkin to the Thermal Walk in Tokaanu. There are some pits in the hot water you can put your food in. Cover, come back in a couple of hours and voila your food is steamed – this is a poia, similar to a hangi but steamed, not smoked.

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Great place for Kids

From the moment you arrive, you are truly on holiday.

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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

" Fear is Temporary.... Achievement is Permanent .... Do Everything..... Regret Nothing !!!

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Gavin

Australia

For people who like jumps in to lakes, the rocks just before Bulli Point along SH1 between Turangi and Taupo are the one. When heading north, it’s the first of the three 25km corners you get to. Part as close to the side of the road as possible and be careful as there is lots of traffic including massive trucks. Walk just through the bush and you will get to some good big rocks. Scott Robinson canon ball stylzzzzzz!

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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.

Waikoko Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Waikoko Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

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