Top Six Activities in the Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Situated right in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, Great Lake Taupo is a quiet version of Queenstown, the south island’s big adventure and party capital. You'll find a vast array of activities in, on and around Lake Taupo that you cannot miss!

Nonetheless, Taupo is one of the rare destinations that offer plenty of wonderful fun activities for the adrenaline seeking junkies to the safety conscious families. To help you get the most out of your visit, I’ve put together a guide of top 10 things to do in the Great Lake Taupo for y’all.

Fly with me to Milford Sound in New Zealand

No matter the weather, rain or shine, don’t skip out on a scenic flight above Milford Sound in a helicopter! The Milford Sound will leave you speechless. The famous author of The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling, refers it as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World.

Nothing puts things into perspective like hovering between mountains so high that no matter how you peer your head up, you can’t see the tops, from inside a helicopter!

Top 10 Things to Do in Rotorua, New Zealand

Whether seeking to experience Maori culture, geothermal earth forces, spa rejuvenation, thrills and adventure, or any of the other natural assets such as 18 lakes, some of the world's best mountain biking trails, fantastic trout fishing and myriad of forest walking tracks - Rotorua delivers it all!

Rotorua is the adventure playground of the North Island! Whether you want to relax and unwind at one of our natural geothermal spas and indulge in a luxurious treatment, or find your inner adrenaline junkie at one of our pumping adventure experiences, Rotorua has something for you. To help you get the most out of your visit, I've put together a guide of top 10 things to do in Rotorua for y'all.

New Zealand: Poor Knights Islands, World’s Best Sub-Tropical Diving

Many of New Zealand’s prime diving spots are just offshore, offering easy access. One of the best spots is the crystal-clear waters of the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, whose amazing range of fish, including many tropical species, was considered by the late Jacques Cousteau, the most famous undersea explorer of the 20th century, to be one of the world’s top ten diving locations.

23 kilometers (~14.3 miles) off New Zealand’s Tutukaka Coast, the Poor Knights Islands are an international icon. They've been around for over 11 millions years. They're a total Marine and Nature Reserve that offer volcanic origins such as myriad spectacular drop offs, walls, caves, arches and tunnels.

Visiting Middle-earth at Hobbiton Movie Set​ in New Zealand

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”

Once you are in the North Island of New Zealand, you must seize the opportunity to go on a journey to the Hobbiton Movie Set. It is an experience like none other and for any Lord of the Ring fan, one that can’t be missed.

Black Water Rafting in Waitomo’s Glow Worm Caves

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company's 5-hour Black Abyss Tour is the ultimate Waitomo adventure for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere. This experience is not something you could get anywhere else in the world! Not only that, it's also the most popular caving tour of choice in New Zealand for many people from different walks of life.

Waitomo is famous for its extensive tunnel of caves inhabited by glow-worms. Want to know what's interesting? They aren’t really glow worms. They’re fly larvae. And what makes the glow? I don't think you really want to know, but I'm going to say it anyways... Well, that’s their waste and snot. — I know... Eww!