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New Zealand - Taupo & the Central Plateau (PDF Chapter)
This is the Taupo & the Central Plateau chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand guidebook.
New Zealand’s geology takes centre stage in this diverse region. Much of the drama happens along the Taupo Volcanic Zone – a line of geothermal activity that stretches via Rotorua to Whakaari (White Island) in the Bay of Plenty.
- explore fascinating volcanic terrain while tackling the iconic Tongariro Alpine Crossing
- rediscover the volcanic ‘lost valley’ of Orakei Korako
- hurtle to earth strapped to a complete stranger above Taupo, the world’s skydiving capital
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Lake Taupo Region, Taupo, Turangi & Around, Ruapehu Region, Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa Village, National Park Village, Ohakune, Waiouru and Taihape & Around.
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