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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.
Come with us as we explore Rotorua; a cultural hub for New Zealand. Rotorua is rich in Maori history as well as geothermal activity. Enjoy some of Rotorua’s key attractions including Te Puia, the Redwoods and the beautiful Blue Lake.
Looking for somewhere to host your Special event Wedding or Gathering? Taupō’s “Secret Garden” is a gorgeous, tranquil venue located in picturesque Acacia Bay just 10 minutes from Taupō town centre.
Mountain bikers can explore a series of trails along New Zealand's longest river - the mighty Waikato River. The trails cover about 100 kilometres of previously inaccessible Southern Waikato land from Lake Karapiro to the Atiamuri Dam.
Known as the greatest mountain bike ride in the North Island, the 42 Traverse follows an old logging road through some of the most remote and rugged land in New Zealand.
Welcome to our Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park for a great holiday break. Experience a relaxed peaceful atmosphere in our five acres of landscaped grounds. We are close to the great adventure activities, & restaurants & cafes Taupo has on offer.