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Long lakeside walks, nature hikes and biking are the best way to see the spectacular autumn colour show of the trees. A boat cruise is a relaxing way to admire the scenic wonders of Lake Taupo or find some of New Zealand’s best trout fishing spots. If you’re a keen golfer, any one of the top-class golf courses offers a great day on the fairways.
Foodies can sample local garden-to-plate dining at one of the many cafes and restaurants, perhaps after a soak in a geothermal hot spring. And if the weather turns, just settle in front of a crackling fire at a luxury retreat, charming lakeside lodge or boutique guest accommodation.
Autumn is the perfect time for walking and biking journeys, long soaks in geothermal hot pools and lakeside wining and dining over lingering golden sunsets late into the night.