Tag: North Island


Rotorua: Experience Geothermal Activity & Maori Culture Culture / New Zealand

Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland build in a giant volcano, but don’t worry its last major eruption was 240,000 years ago. The city is a must-visit if you’re travelling New Zealand’s North Island as it wonderfully combines geothermal activity with centuries of Māori culture. Rotorua is located in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island in the Bay of Plenty Region. The convenient location, bubbling mud...

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A Guide to Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing New Zealand

Otherworldly: that’s the only word that even comes close to describing this landscape. Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing makes you feel like you’ve stepped foot in to another world. One where volcanoes dominate the scenery. If you listen carefully you might be able to hear the volcano roar! The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of New Zealand’s most popular day hikes and after 3 days...

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Tongariro National Park: Tama Lakes Hike New Zealand

The Tama Lakes hike is one of the lesser-known walks in New Zealand. The 17km hiking trail is a great alternative to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing as it’s less challenging, but has an equally breath-taking scenery. Volcanoes, waterfalls and alpine landscape: what more could you possibly want from a hike? After eight years I was finally back in New Zealand, this time on the North...

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