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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.
Fish Her Charters operates out of the Kinloch Marina we have easy access to the Western Bays of Lake Taupo. Kinloch is a short 20 minute drive from Taupo township. You will be able to enjoy the fantastic fishing that the Western Bays have to offer.
Volcanic Coffee is always freshly roasted and is a blend of 100% Arabica beans, sourced from premium growers around the world. Volcanic Coffee is a boutique, family run roastery in Taupo town.
Eleven unit motel in a quiet location away from the SH1. Only a five minute walk to the lake and a 10 minute walk to the town centre.
Based in the North Island of New Zealand Sean Andrews is a professional fly fishing guide. Sean spends over 120 days each year guiding the remote rivers and streams of the National and Forest Parks of the North Island.