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The region’s lakes are abuzz with waterskiiers, boats, kayaks and swimmers. Up above paragliders and skydivers sail through the clear blue skies. You will find a long line of trampers taking on the challenge of the rugged, awe-inspiring Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
In the rivers, the trout are in peak condition, and ready to strike, and in the forests native trees are heavy with berries to attract birds.
This is a great season to enjoy long bike rides and walks through the shady native bush, lazy afternoons at the lake, and Christmas holiday relaxation with family and friends at campgrounds, lakeside motels or private holiday cabins.