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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.
Luxury Lodge accommodation enjoying uninterrupted views of an ancient dormant volcano, Mount Tauhara. Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend. Relax and be spoilt from the moment you arrive. From sunrise to sunset your stay will be unforgettable.
Pascoes the Jewellers stock the largest range of jewellery and watches in New Zealand and have been around for over 100 years. A family owned company with a long and proud history in the jewellery industry.
Showcasing and selling paintings, ceramics, sculpture, fibre art, jewelry, Harakeke flax art and woodturning created by a group of artists living in the Turangi Tongariro area.
Kelly, The Flower Girl, has spent the last 10 years in the flower industry. Kelly's love for all things floral gives her drive, passion and determination to provide Taupō with the freshest flowers, friendliest service and most unique ideas for every occasion.
Voyager Apartments Taupo offering 1,2 and 3 Bedroom Serviced and Unserviced Apartment accommodation for a night or for extended stays. All apartments are fully self contained with full kitchens and Laundry facilities and spacious living accommodation