New Zealand's North Island - Taupo & the Ruapehu Region (PDF Chapter)

New Zealand's North Island - Taupo & the Ruapehu Region (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Taupo & the Ruapehu Region chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island guidebook.

Welcome to the New Zealand you’ve been waiting for, a picturesque landscape characterised as much by volcanic mountains as it is by bodies of water and native forest. Thrill seekers are in for a treat – the area rivals Queenstown for outdoor escapades.

  • see why Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered the best one-day tramp in New Zea-land
  • maps
  • rediscover the volcanic ‘lost valley’ of Orakei Korako
  • transport
  • bungy jump with a view towards Waikato River at Taupo
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Lake Taupo Region, Taupo, Turangi, Ruapehu Re-gion, Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa Village, National Park Village, Ohakune, Waiouru.

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32 pages

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