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Turangi/ Taupo base for hiking

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Turangi/ Taupo base for hiking

Anyone have a recommendation for a rural lodge or farm stay in this area. We are looking for great day hike recommendations South of Taupo also.

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1. Re: Turangi/ Taupo base for hiking

Hi Malthus, can't help you on the accommodation, have you looked on these sites;

http://www.truenz.co.nz/farmstays/

http://www.nzhomestay.co.nz/

heritageinns.co.nz/north_island-tairoa_lodge…

www.lodgesofnz.co.nz/lake-taupo-lodge.html

This last lodge is in a fabulous spot at Acacia Bay just out of Taupo township.

Hiking- obviously you will have looked at the Tongariro Crossing which is one of NZ Great Walks- fabulous scenery and views but a very strenuous tramp up and over the mountains. In the Tongariro National Park there are dozens of shorter walks in and around the mountains and native bush. Check out the DOC site for a list of them;

www.doc.govt.nz/templates/summary.aspx…

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2. Re: Turangi/ Taupo base for hiking

re: accommodation. The best B&B, homestay, farmstay Taupo accommodation can be found on www.taupoaccommodations.com All you need to know about Taupo can be found on www.laketauponz..com Both of these sites are about Taupo and offer the best info on Taupo accommodation. You might find staying in Taupo itself a better obtion, as you will have more to choose from. Lots of hikes around Taupo. National Park would be the most popular as zapper has mentioned. The drive south from Taupo to National Park takes 1 hour.45 minutes or you can go by bus. Look at www.tongariroexpeditions.com or www.alphinescenictours.co.nz For short hikes around Taupo you could visit Craters of the moon. Wairakei Terraces. Orakei Korako. The Huka Falls walk from Spa road. The lions walk from Taupo town to five mile bay. This takes around 3 hours return walk. Then there is Pureora forest park. Enjoy your time in Kiwi country.

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