The fairy like grotto the Alum Cave it deserves a more picturesque name, blocks of pure alum lie scattered about the floor. The best time to enter the place is when the sun is in the western sky, opposite the entrance then it shines with modified light through the shade of the waving fern leaves
Try Huka Jet Boat Ride,they'll take you to a few meters of the bottom of the final stage. It's an exhilarating experience a water ride through spectacular Huka Falls the ride takes you on a 30 minute ride of a lifetime
The Huka Falls is located in the Wairakei tourist park not far north of the town of Taupo, the Falls are a set of waterfalls on the Waikato River that drains Lake Taupo
Several hundred metres upstream from the Huka Falls, the Waikato River narrows from roughly 100 metres across into a hard rock granite canyon only 15 metres across. At the top of the falls is a set of small waterfalls dropping over about 8 metres. The most impressive, final stage of the falls is an 11 metre drop
The Huka Falls are a series of waterfalls on the Waikato River whish flows from Lake Taupo. They are formed where the river narrows from 100 metres wide down to 15 metres. The huge volume of water is regulated by a hydro power scheme.
The falls are a popular tourist site as they are close to town - a 5 minute drive north. Jet boat companies now take boats to the base of the falls.
Some of the world's best trout fishing can be found in the Taupo District. Licences are required to fish and can be obtained from the Department of Conservation, the tourist information offices or various fishing and retail outlets.
Driving round the lakes and over the bridges crossing the streams and rivers that flow into and out of the lake, you will see fisherpeople everwhere.
If you want to fish in the lake itself, there are a number of charter boats that can assist. Go Here
We enjoyed our tour of the Prawn farm, but to be honest, the tour is a little pricy at $15, given that you only get one complementary prawn at the end of the tour. I did enjoy the tour, but I was tempted to put it in the tourist trap section.
This facility was set up some years ago using prawns imported from Malaysia, and they are bred there with most of them being eaten at the adjacent restaurant.
This is an interesting place to learn about the volatile central North Island area, and its history of eruptions and earthquakes. There's not a lot to it, but it's still interesting. Worth a look for 40 minutes or so.
Health spa facility, plenty to select from.
Private spa pools as well as openair public pools and fun Dragon slide for the kids.
Family changing rooms for mums and kids, and $1 lockers for putting valuables like cameras and car keys etc.
Also a massage facility here too.
Around Taupo has a lot to see, traveling at this northern part New Zealand we notice more houses and sculpture of the Maori, and in the the shops restaurants more Maori people working in this branch
Up here the whole valley is alive, simmering, bubbling, thumping with thermal action the boiling springs extend for over an area about a mile in length
A section of the beautiful multi-coloured silica flat with it's many boiling pools at Orakei-Korako. The landscapes here have a wildness
The place is now deserted except for the Maori guide and canoe ferryman.Orakei-Korako is in the valley of the Waikato where it flows from the pumice plains north of Taupo