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Lying to the south-east of Lake Taupo across the Kaimanawa Ranges, the vast park encompasses tussockland, native bush and shrubland. Visitors to the park can expect the unexpected, from the surprise appearance of a deer, wild horse, or recreational hunter, to New Zealand soldiers dropping in by helicopter to practice army manoeuvres in the park’s rugged terrain.
There are beautiful forest walks for tramping, including one that leads to the rocky river canyon known as the Pillars of Hercules, and an easy forest loop with an unusual variety of native trees.
The park’s quiet, hardy mixed-breed wild horses have been living here since the late 1800s. After the New Zealand government declared them protected in 1981, the population grew so large they were endangering the natural ecosystem. The population is now maintained at around 300, with a bi-annual muster that aims to find homes for all the mustered horses.
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Acacia Heights Gardens provides quiet B&B accommodation in spacious park-like grounds with wide rural and Lake Taupo views. Relax in the spa pool, retreat to the gazebo overlooking the lake, rest and recover from your travels in this peaceful oasis.
Lakeshore Luxury Villa provides exclusive holiday accommodation within the scenic natural landscape of 'The Point', a 24-hectare secure and private conservation estate perched above the famous Maori Carvings, on the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo.
Delicious, honest, fresh cuisine at Taupo's Mole & Chicken. Go where the locals go and watch sports on the big screen, enjoy a meal, have a drink and take in the breathtaking views from the deck.
Flightseeing at its best! Discover NZ’s most scenic & spectacular vistas. Enjoy a unique flightseeing experience over Tongariro National Park, the Bay of Plenty and, of course, Great Lake Taupo! Scenic flights by seaplane are a magical way of gaining