Volcanic activity has had a great part to play in shaping the central North Island; from the great volcanic crater Lake Taupo to the magnificent Tongariro National Park; a World Heritage Area. Try your hand at trout fishing in some of the clearest pristine waters in the world or challenge yourself on the famous Tongariro crossing walk. If outdoor adventure is for you then you’ll be right at home here!
If you're visiting the region in March don't miss the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Iron Man New Zealand Competition.
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Aratiatia Rapids come to life several times a day when the dam gates of the Waikato River are opened. Within 5 minutes, this turns a dry gorge into a magnificent waterfall before your eyes. There are several vantage points and scenic two-hour hiking/biking trail between Huka Falls and the Rapids with stunning views of the Waikato.