Taupo Geothermal Region
Includes various geothermal areas, such as Hell’s Gate, Craters of the Moon, Whakarewarewa and Waimangu. You will visit Huka Falls and the Wai O Tapu Geothermal Field. You’ll hear the Huka Falls well before you see the them – it’s the sound of nearly a quarter of a million litres of water per second erupting from a natural gorge and thundering 11m into the Waikato River below. This incredible spectacle is the most-visited natural attraction in New Zealand – it’s hard to tear your gaze away from the endless, mesmerizing torrent.
Wai O Tapu Geothermal Field
The Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland is located near Rotorua. This geothermal playground features a number of exhilarating mudpools, geysers and sulphur pools. View the stunning Champagne Pool (main image), or marvel at the force of the Lady Knox Geyser.
Hangi food was traditionally wrapped in flax leaves (similar to the Samoan “Umu”), but a modern Hangi is more likely to substitute foliage with cloth sacks, aluminium foil and wire baskets. Hangi packs are also popular – the food is put into individual foil takeaway containers and covered with cardboard lids before being cooked. The baskets are placed on hot stones at the bottom of the hole. The food is covered with wet cloth and a mound of earth that traps the heat from the stones around the food. The Hangi food is left in the ground for about three to four hours, depending on the quantity being cooked.
Cocktail party at Dunalistair House
Located on the northern shore of Lake Taupo near the quaint village of Kinloch, Dunalistair House offers a luxurious and large holiday home with spacious entertaining areas, and four finely appointed ensuite bedrooms. Indulge the senses with fine dining, excellent wines and of course a beautiful view over Lake Taupo. A wonderful evening awaits you here at our Kinloch restaurant.
Guided Tour to Rotorua Te Puia
Te Puia features 60 hectares of geothermal wonder just five minutes from Rotorua central city. The world famous Pohutu Geyser and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute are located here.
Maori Cultural Center of NZ
This center provides an interesting look into the Maoris that inhabited these island before the arrival of Europeans.
Private Tour of the Ohinimutu Region
Ohinemutu became the main centre for the Rotorua region in the early 1870s. Visitors, including royalty, arrived at this bustling settlement before going on to visit the Pink and White terraces at Lake Tarawera, and to experience the healing waters of Rotorua, Marae and meeting house, St Faith’s Church
Fly fishing in the Tongairo River
Tane Mahuta - Giant Kauri Tree in the Waipoua Forest
Tane Mahuta is a giant kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest of Northland Region, New Zealand. Its age is unknown but is estimated to be between 1,250 and 2,500 years. It is the largest kauri known to stand today. It is named for the Maori god of forests and of birds
Surf Casting at Kauri Cliffs
Join our local guide at one of the beaches on the property and test your skill at hooking a snapper or kahawai (similar to a blue fish). Bring your catch back to the lodge and our chef will prepare it for your dinner. This is fresh fish at its best! A big part of this fishing experience is taking in the serenity and beauty of these spectacular surroundings, and legend has it, a cold beer helps the fish to bite.