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Taupo township lies at the northern end of Lake Taupo, New Zealands largest lake at 622 square km. Taupo, and Turangi at the southern end of the lake are the centres for many of the walks and activities around the central North Island.
Find out about activities you can do in Tongariro National Park. One of the best one day hikes in the country is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. It can also be done as part of the longer Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.
A great introduction to the mountain environment with superb views of the surrounding countryside.
A great introduction to the goblin forest of the mountain.
Although these walks are maintained to wheel chair standard, they’re great for families with a baby on board as well.
There are tracks for those wanting easy short walks as well as for more experienced walkers and climbers.
You can enjoy walking, hunting, snow skiing, fishing, rafting and canoeing in the Western Ruahine Forest Park.
Learn what you can see and do on the Rainbow Road.
Find out about the activities you can do in Nelson Lakes National Park. You can walk the Travers-Sabine Circuit and to beautiful lakes. You can take your boat out and fish for trout.
The park caters for a wide range of recreation activities including; tramping, fishing, skiing, mountaineering, hunting and mountain biking.
The St James offers a great range of recreation opportunities for a wide range of interests and abilities.
The new park offers a vast range of recreational opportunities including boating, swimming, tramping, climbing, skiing, hunting, mountain biking, picnicking, camping, horse riding, and fishing.
Walking, mountaineering, scenic flights, skiing and star gazing are popular activities in and around Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
The Lauder Basin Conservation Area, around 9,000 hectares of stunning high country set in the Dunstan Mountains, provides an interesting mix of terrain including: rocky outcrops, woody gorges, open tussock land, alpine cushion fields and tor studded alpine tops.
The Pisa Conservation Area is 23,000 hectares of stunning high country overlooking the Upper Clutha and Wakatipu basins, and beyond to the Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri o te Moana.
Hāwea Conservation Park offers both impressive landscapes and a wide range of recreational activities such as walking, hunting, fishing, skiing, climbing and mountain biking.
Kopuwai Conservation Area offers a range of recreation opportunities including mountain biking, 4WD and hunting.
Outdoor pursuits in the park include walking/tramping, mountain biking, four wheel driving, angling, backcountry skiing, horse riding and hunting.
Three tracks are on and around the uplands of the Pisa Conservation Area which lies between Wanaka and Cromwell.
You can walk the Routeburn, Gillespie Pass circuit, Rees-Dart circuit or Greenstone and Caples tracks in Mount Aspiring National Park.
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