derricHuka Falls is located in the lower reaches of Taupo, a large low lake in central New Zealand. After the clear lake water formed the Waikato River, it suddenly narrowed and suddenly flowed through the cliffs where Huka Falls is located, forming a waterfall river that crosses the cliff. The waterfall formed
Huka Falls is a combination of magnificence and beauty. The color of the water is blue-green, completely pure water. All the colors are very beautiful, and the general waterfall is from top to bottom, sloping down, Huka Falls is sprayed horizontally It shows its unique feeling alone
pxy0705Lake Taupo is a very beautiful lake near Queenstown, New Zealand. The area of the lake is very large and the lake is very clear. Lake Taupo is surrounded by beautiful scenery. It is also a great place for camping and sleeping. At the same time, you can also ride a bicycle around the lake, or kayak around the lake is a very good choice.
新雨开心豆Very interesting, there are a lot of small surprises when I go in, which makes me a middle-aged person full of childlike innocence, personally suggest to spend 2-3 hours to play, there is a jet boat next to it~ I love New Zealand so much
王海娃子The air was filled with a strong smell of sulfur, and white gas emerged from the cracks in the stones everywhere. The entire geothermal hot spring park makes people feel the pulse of the earth we live in, and is also a resource that benefits mankind.
denis天涯任我行Drive for 25 minutes to the Geothermal Wonderland Park outside the town. The route is from Rotorua to the south along the SH5 road to Taupo, passing through the Redwood Forest Park area, traveling about 27 kilometers, following the signs and turning into one On the trail in the forest, from time to time we see wisps of white smoke coming out of the woods, and a faint sulphur smell blowing in the wind. The Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park is at the end of the trail. (The ticket office has a free guidebook in English and Chinese) Entering the park, the plank road is covered by fog, the smell of sulfur is getting stronger, the color in front of you is slowly changing, the flowers are gone, and the green is gradually changing Very rare, the emerald-green trees were smoked and stained by sulfur, and the whole land was bruised, leaving only dead branches and leaves, as if they had come to "hell on earth." It turns out that this is a relic left by a volcano. To be precise, it is a dormant active volcano. The open area is only a small part. The highest temperature recorded is 300C°. The groundwater flows over the surface of the magma stone and can be smelled everywhere. The strong smell of rotten eggs, if you can't smell this strange smell, there is a possibility of volcanic eruption. The road signs in the park clearly indicate that there are three connected circular trails, divided into 30-minute, 40-minute, and 75-minute scenic trails of different durations, totaling 3 kilometers. The length of the route is marked in red, orange, and yellow. There are 25 scenic spots on the trail, which can be seen in turn in a circle. Note that for your own safety, to avoid scalds, burns and corrosion, please follow the signs and walk on the formed trails when entering Wai-O-Tapu. Please do not cross the barriers of the restricted area without authorization. Do not pick up rocks, branches or other objects in the park. There is NOSMOKING.
julie2888Tonga also has the most spectacular spray hole in the South Pacific. There is a viewing platform by the sea. The coastal rocks that stretch for several kilometers stir up white waves under the beating of the waves. The water jets from the crevices of the rocks have the rhythm of the sea. At this time, there should be a symphony to have the feeling of the occasion.
Taupo District Driving: Suitable| Running: Suitable| Cycling: Suitable
If you’re feeling adventurous and looking for the best thing to do on North Island, New Zealand, then the Mount Tongariro National Park is waiting for you!
Within the National Park, there are several routes to take, but the most popular one is the Day Hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing!
With an average of 8 hours to complete the hike, it’s definitely not a stroll in a park, especially for a person like me who has zero experience in hiking and Low/moderate fitness level.
If you are someone like me, a suggestion is to reach early and take it slow, so you can hike at a comfortable pace and not ending it off too late!
There are several vantage point such as Emerald Lake and Red Crater, but words can never describe how phenomenal the whole place look!
If you’re a lord of the ring fan, you can even catch “Mount Doom” here as it was shot with one of the mountain here!
A true amazing experience that everyone has to try at least once in their lifetime!
Getting here: From my experience, it’s best to look in their official website for the most updated information as their carpark and bus schedules do change from time to time!
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The Huka Falls are a set of waterfalls on the Waikato River that drains Lake Taupo in New Zealand. A few hundred metres upstream from the Huka Falls, the Waikato River narrows from approximately 100 metres across into a canyon only 15 metres across. The volume of water flowing through often approaches 220,000 litres per second. The flow rate is regulated by Mercury NZ Ltd through the Taupo Control Gates as part of their hydro system planning, with Waikato Regional Council dictating flows during periods of downstream flooding in the Waikato River catchment. Mercury NZ have ability to control the flows between 50,000 litres per second (or 50 m3/s) and 319,000 litres per second
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park is a tramping track in New Zealand, and is among the most popular day hikes in the country. The Tongariro National Park is a World Heritage site which has the distinction of dual status, as it has been acknowledged for both its natural and cultural significance. The track begins at the western end near the Mangatepopo Hut with a low gradient until the foot of the steep Tongariro saddle. After the climb to the saddle, the path takes descents and ascents into and back out of two different craters, passing the Emerald Lakes and along the edge of the Blue Lake. The last two hours of the walk involve a long descent down the northern flank of the volcano, passing the Ketetahi Hot Springs.
Tongariro is New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. This status recognises the park's important Māori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.
Tongariro National Park is one of three World Heritage sites in New Zealand. The other two are Te Wahipounamu in the South Island, and the Sub Antarctic Islands. Te Wahipounamu is a massive area covering the south west of the South Island, and containing Fiordland, Westland, Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring National Parks.
The mountains at the heart of the park have cultural and spiritual significance to Ngāti Tuwharetoa and symbolise the spiritual links between this community and their environment. Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro is the guardian hapū (sub-tribe) of Ngāti Tuwharetoa as the hau kāinga (true people of the homeland) for the Tongariro territory. Their continued existence in this environment ensures the cultural, spiritual and environmental values are protected and shared with all those that encounter this dynamic landscape.
The park has active volcanoes, a diverse range of ecosystems and some remarkable landscapes - each deeply enriched with stories of the hau kāinga and the significance to their people.
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The water flows in extreme and the water splashes given sound like it is roaring to us. The water is clear and blue in colour. It is amazing to visit this place. We walked along to see different part of it.
Huka Falls is one of the must see place in Taupo. You could easily see the power and the beauty of the natural. We did the trail and bridge, the view from both sides is wonderful. I would highly recommend the bridge side, since the trail (15 mins long) could be a bit challenging for some people! Anyway, a must see place for everyone! #wintergetaway
Beautiful scenery and fun hike. There's some pretty steep slopes both up and down and many people brought hiking sticks which seemed to help. Make sure you don't underestimate and go in unprepared. #wintergetaway
Whakapappa is the biggest skiing area in the North of New Zealand! Being here is slightly different then skiing in Austria which is why this trip was so exciting. I definitely recommend it.
The Tongariro volcano group, which is often seen in the Lord of the Rings, is a totem of the local Maori, a natural heritage of the world. It includes a number of trails that run from a 20-kilometer day to more than 70 km. One day through the trail through the smoky crater, multiple colored lakes overlooking the highest peak of the North Island, and is considered to be New Zealand's most exciting day walk. However, if there is plenty of time, it can also withstand the climatically ridiculous hikers. It is worthwhile to spend a few days on the ring line. Over the towering ridges, meet the blue lake, and plunge into the rushing waterfall. The jungle of the stream, and finally back to the starting point, all the exhaustion is relieved. For the ring walkers, the village of wakapapa is a suitable pre-departure accommodation in the Tongariro National Park and the completion of the loop.