The popular town of Taupo sits on the shores of New Zealand’s biggest lake of the same name. It’s a fantastic outdoorsy destination where you can enjoy activities from trout fishing to hiking, and even skiing at the Whakapapa and Turoa areas. For a proper adrenaline rush, take to the skies for a tandem sky dive over Lake Taupo – a thrilling experience with mesmerising views over the land and ocean.
Tongariro National Park is a must-see during a visit to New Zealand; it has breathtaking scenery including emerald lakes, glistening streams, snowy peaks and rocky craters, and three volcanoes in the centre – Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro. Challenge yourself to the incredibly scenic Tongariro Crossing, a world-class one-day trek where you can climb lava flows and craters a route spanning the length of Mount Tongariro.