Our eight hour guided day trip showcases picturesque lakes, rivers and mountain vistas that will leave you in awe of the central North Island’s natural beauty. Highlights include a walking circuit of gorgeous Lake Rotopounamu and a stroll along the mighty Tongariro River. Learn about Maori culture with a visit to the birthplace of the haka and spot locations used for filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Delicious, locally sourced morning refreshments are provided. Our lunch stop (customer's own expense) is at an award-winning café along the Tongariro River. All transport and guiding services are included in the price of the day trip.