The town of Taupo is found unsurprisingly on the edge of the unmissable Lake Taupo, the largest freshwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Surround Lake Taupo by volanoes and mountains and you have one of New Zealand's most popular destinations. Taupo is stunning but isn't just about the lake. The town of Taupo offers visitors lots of things to do and like most destinations in New Zealand it's not easy to leave Taupo feeling disappointed.

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Top Ten places to Skydive within Australia, New Zealand

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Top Ten places to Skydive within Australia, New Zealand

Backpackers who visit Australia and or New Zealand will inevitably take to the skies, attach themselves to a stranger and jump out of a plane. Skydiving is the ultimate in

Top Five Adventure Activities in North Island New Zealand

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Top Five Adventure Activities in North Island New Zealand

I've based my decision for Top 5 Activities on overall value for money, and the scale of scariness. 1) Skydive Taupo: Apart from being picked up and dropped off in

Top Five off the beaten track Activities in South Island NZ

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Top Five off the beaten track Activities in South Island NZ

This week I was thinking about the top 5 things you can do in New Zealand's South Island, having been inspired by this article. There's the obvious activities that everyone

Skydiving Taupo

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Skydiving Taupo

You can't visit New Zealand without skydiving. Throwing yourself out of a plane is the ultimate activity and scenery doesn't get better than that in New Zealand. Your only problem

Kiwi Traditions

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Kiwi Traditions

New Zealand is known for lots of different traditions, a lot of them being Maori. Can everyone say Haka? Before you start your New Zealand adventure, be sure to brush

The Best Train Journeys in The World

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The Best Train Journeys in The World

I love trains and any train journey whether it be a few minutes or a few days. I am not expecting everyone to share my enthusiasm but there are some

Travelling by Backpacker Bus in New Zealand

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Travelling by Backpacker Bus in New Zealand

When reading up on the best way to travel around New Zealand, the train rarely gets a mention and the reason being is that backpacker bus travel reigns supreme (and

New Zealand’s incredible landscape

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New Zealand’s incredible landscape

New Zealand is often considered the most beautiful country on the planet and this might just be true. New Zealand geographically is made up of two main landmasses, the North

Buy or Rent a Car or Campervan in New Zealand?

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Buy or Rent a Car or Campervan in New Zealand?

Should you buy or rent a car or campervan for your New Zealand trip? New Zealand offers backpackers a diverse number of transport options. With such a plethora of choices,

New Zealands Flora and Fauna

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New Zealands Flora and Fauna

In New Zealand you can find animals, plants and flowers that you will find nowhere else in the world. This has a lot to do with the fact that the islands

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