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Check in on a Friday night for two nights’ accommodation at one of Taupo’s hidden gems when it comes to accommodation - Braxmere Lodge. Nestled on the southern shores of Lake Taupo in Tokaanu this waterside lodge is away from the city lights and surrounded by beautiful native bush. Upgrade to a fully catered experience with delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options from Lakeland House Restaurant, Braxmere’s onsite restaurant, and make it a truly relaxing getaway!
Today is a day for adventure like no other with a once in a lifetime raft fishing experience on the world-famous Tongariro River with Tongariro River Rafting. The Tongariro River is renowned for its trout fishing and most of the upper river can only be reached by kayak or raft, making for a unique fishing experience! Spend the day fishing from your raft on secluded and untouched sections of the Tongariro River with an experienced guide. You may also spot an endangered whio or blue duck floating on the river and learn more about Tongariro River Rafting’s involvement in the rehabilitation and protection of these native ducks.
Once you’re finished your raft fishing adventure you may wish to head back to Braxmere Lodge and relax and reflect on your day on the river. The team at Lakeland House Restaurant can prepare your catch of the day for your dinner, just let them know you intend to bring a fish in. Spend your evening soaking in a private pool at Tokaanu Thermal Pools, just across the road.
Sunday provides you with the opportunity to explore the incredibly scenic Tongariro River Trail by bike thanks to Tongariro Mountain Bikes, or you could opt for a scenic walking adventure and visit the beautiful Lake Rotopounamu Track which is a 5km loop trail that circles an emerald coloured lake weaving amongst native forest that is alive with birdsong. Further south towards Mount Ruapehu, you could experience one of the beautiful walks in the heart of the Tongariro National Park such as the 6km Taranaki Falls Walk or one of the shorter Whakapapa Village short walks.
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