The Central Plateau area in the North Island is legendary for its big rainbow trout. This itinerary leads you to the area and visits the famous Tongariro River and epic Lake Taupo. Some of the best fishing spots are to be found off the beaten track. Before you get behind the wheels and set out for the big catch, we recommend getting familiar with driving in New Zealand.
Central Plateau is known for its mild weather meaning this itinerary could be completed at any time of the year.
Fly into Auckland, our biggest city. Pick up your rental car and check into your accommodation.
Take some time to relax - stroll through the CBD and head towards the Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter beside the ocean. Sample some of the exquisite food and wine. For a fine dining experience, try one of the eateries on Federal Street right beside the easy to spot Sky Tower.
This is the heart of Auckland, with a relaxed coastal living vibe by day and a night-time energy shared by the inner-city suburbs that surrounds it.
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