Monday, October 31, 2011

Enchantment Lake Taupo New Zealand

New Zealand is a country that has a beautiful natural scenery, lush forests, amazing wildlife, delicious food and wine, all of which will make the visitors spellbound. The youngest country in the world that has a diversity of scenery, culture and art are very close to each other.

Located in the heart of North Island volcanoes, Lake Taupo region is where there's largest freshwater lake in New Zealand, geothermal area is wonderful and famous Huka waterfalls.

A volcanic crater covering an area of ​​Singapore, Lake Taupo is formed from a volcano eruption in 181 AD. With an area of ​​616 sq km, Taupo is the largest freshwater lake in Australasia with water so clear that there are billions of freshwater fish that live there.

There are 47 rivers and streams of the river empties into Lake Taupo and the only one there is flow out, ie the river Waikato, New Zealand's longest river. Taupo town is located right on the edge of the lake, with hotels offering spectacular volcanic peaks snow-capped mountains in Tongariro National Park. Most Taupo accommodation package is equipped with a natural spa in the hot pool.

From Auckland, takes 4 hours to 40 minutes leading to the Taupo by car, or 45 minutes by air or 5 hours 25 minutes by train.

Visitors come to Lake Taupo to enjoy the scenery and challenging activities, accompanied by the hospitality of local culture. Communities on the edge of the lake it's turned on by places to eat, drink and party. And in the winter, try skiing on Mount Ruapehu until satisfied.

Geothermal activity in Lake Taupo include geysers, steaming craters, boiling mud pools, and some of the largest silica terraces in the world. Volcanic activity over thousands of years has formed the boiling crater, fumaroles and steam burst. Maori mythology is connected with peculiarities of geothermal features in this area.

Explore an active geothermal area with mud pools, craters and steam burst. Do not forget to also soak in natural hot water pools.

If you drive around the highway 'Volcanic Loop' famous, you can see Mount Ruapehu, Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe.

Here you can get to know the history of the extraordinary volcano that formed Lake Taupo and visit silica terraces that rivals the legendary Pink and White Terraces are commonly referred to as the eighth wonder of the world.

In winter, you can try to ski on an active volcano. Mount Ruapehu is the presence of Turoa and Whakapapa ski field, the largest in New Zealand.

Shouting Time Limit

Challenge yourself with a desperate game, jumping from the edge of the cliff above the river Waikato. Parachuting in pairs to enjoy views of Lake Taupo from the top. Mountain biking through steep terrain, wild bushes (use the map to find the best terrain).

Your adrenaline racing with a 4x4 quad bike riding, off-road motor biking, trekking with horses, with replica race car racing, rock climbing or mountain boarding mountain boarding at the first location in New Zealand.

You can enjoy the river with activities such as trying to jet boating, whitewater rafting, kayaking or canoeing adventure with. If you want to wet-basahan, there is activity on the lake such as windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, water skiing, wakeboarding and kayaking can be tested.

Huka waterfall (Huka Falls) is the natural attractions of the most visited in New Zealand. Here you can take fantastic photos. Approximately 220 thousand liters of water falling from the cliff every second. This waterfall is located in Wairakei Park, just 5 minutes drive to the north of Lake Taupo, or half-hour walk through the river. You can see this waterfall from some point.

Time to Pamper Yourself

Trout fishing should be a priority of your activities. This area is one of the center of the natural breeding of trout remaining in the world.

There is a rainbow trout or brown trout you can catch from Lake Taupo, or with a local guide you can try fly fishing on the Tongariro River. And there are plenty of restaurants there that are willing to cook your catch. Fishing activity can be done throughout the year here.

Try to ride a boat or kayak to explore the coves and secluded beaches. Visit also Maori carvings on the rocks at Mine Bay which is only accessible only by water.

Enjoy views of Tongariro National Park from the air using a helicopter or seaplane.

Here too there are six golf courses that can help you train your swing acuity. Relieve stress with a soak in the geothermal pool.

You can also walk along the wild bush or visit the botanical gardens. Previously, make sure you make a list of visits to private gardens open to visitors.

Taste also dine at one of the many restaurants there or unique, tasting shrimp from a geothermal farm. Take the map, then follow the trail of arts and crafts, or a walk in fashion shops in downtown.








New Zealand has four seasons: autumn (March to May), winter (June to August), spring (September to November), summer (December to February).

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