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Top 10 must-do's in Tūrangi

Nestled on the plains below the forest-clad Kaimanawa Ranges, is a basecamp for world-class trout fly fishing on the pristine Tongariro River, and the gateway to the awe-inspiring awe-inspiring beauty and adventure of the UNESCO Dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park. We've compiled a list of the top 10 must-do's according to locals to help you explore the very best of Tūrangi.

1. Fly fishing on the Tongariro River.

2. Walk (or bike) the 15km family-friendly Tongariro River Trail.

3. Traverse the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

4. White water rafting on the Tongariro River.

5. Mountain biking – Tongariro River Trail, 42 Traverse, Tree Trunk Gorge, Timber Trail, and Great Lake Trails.

6. Learn to fish at the Tongariro National Trout Centre.

7. Discover beautiful short walks in Tongariro National Park – Taranaki Falls,Tama Lakes, Tawhai Falls, Silica Rapids, and Lake Rotopounamu.

8. Discover the beaches of the southern bays of Lake Taupō.

9. Visit the Tokaanu Historic Wharf.

Tokaanu Historic Wharf - Southern Lake Taupo

10. Ski or snowboard Whakapapa Ski Area.

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