Tag Archives: Waikato

CANOE & KAYAK TAUPO

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Experience New Zealand at its’ best with our range of Kayak Tours across the country to inspire you. If you want to
experience a scenic lake paddle or perhaps a close encounter with the sea life, maybe an exciting night time kayak to the
Glow Worm Canyon or the thrill of kayaking down rapids, there’s a tour to suit you. No experience necessary, just an
adventurous spirit required! MORE

Huka Prawn Park – Taupo

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They make terrible pets, are pretty ugly looking and will even eat their own young, but they taste oh so great!
On the banks of the beautiful Waikato River, just minutes from Taupo towncentre, you will find the iconic and unique family playground, of Huka Prawn Park. With acres of land dedicated to the production of New Zealand fresh water prawns, and pure family fun, Huka Prawn Park offers a day of fun and excitement for all ages. MORE

Hamilton Gardens

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Whether you want to stop in for an hour or a day, there is something for everyone at Hamilton Gardens. Explore the stunning Paradise Garden Collection, visit Te Parapara – New Zealand’s first traditional Maori garden, picnic with the family or catch one of the many exciting events staged here each year. MORE

Hamilton Zoo

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Set in 25 hectares of tranquil surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is home to over 600 native New Zealand and exotic mammals, birds and reptiles.

Take time to see the wonders of the living world in a wildlife sanctuary renowned for its generous habitats and sympathetic approach to conservation.  Enjoy a visit to Hamilton Zoo. MORE

Otorohanga Kiwi House

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Visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park – New Zealand’s largest private collection of native birds and the best place in NZ to see a Kiwi!
Enjoy close-up viewing of our national bird, the Kiwi, in specialised nocturnal enclosures.
(We guarantee that you’ll always see a Kiwi)
Walk through New Zealand’s largest dome aviary.
Meet the unique Tuatara reptile, which pre-dated the dinosaurs.
Learn about New Zealand’s many rare birds and enjoy a picnic in beautiful park-like grounds filled with a huge range of New Zealand’s unique plants. MORE

Nikau Cave – Waikato

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Nikau Cave is less than 90 minutes drive southwest of Auckland, New Zealand, and has thousands of glowworms and amazing formations, but no crowds.
A tour through Nikau Cave is personal and unhurried. It is great for birthdays, social clubs, team-building exercises and wet days.
A beautiful café provides the ideal place to start and finish tours, and is the perfect place for a relaxing day trip or refreshing getaway. MORE

Kiwi River Safaris – Turangi

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River activities are fantastic for families.  The combination of being outdoors, exploring the path unknown, having a water fight and taking on Mother Nature brings out the best in families.  You may be surprised to see how your family members will look after each other on the river and how proud your kids will be of the challenges you conquer together. MORE

Rapids Jet – Taupo

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Fun, Safe, Exhilarating – Adrenaline Rush Guaranteed!
The Jet Boat is a New Zealand icon, and jet boating is a favourite activity for Kiwis. Set in the beautiful Aratiatia Scenic Reserve is New Zealand’s best white water Jet Boat Ride, Rapids Jet.
Conveniently located just 15 minutes drive north of Taupo and 50 minutes south of Rotorua, Rapids Jet operates on the biggest rapids for commercial jetboating in New Zealand. MORE

Lilliput – Taupo

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Lilliput is an unbelievable piece of NZ farmland, and Kiwi culture for
children, animal lover and adults alike. Hand feed over 25 different species of
animals and birds as you wonder over 10 acres. Every single corner reveals an
exciting animal, fun game or fantasy, an enchanting place to visit and
experience. Bring a picnic, spend all day. Be sure to have a cuddle with the
babies in the barn before leaving, the Cockatoos will bid you goodbye as you
leave. MORE