Taupo Region

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Urchin Carpark

Kaimanawa Forest Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Urchin Carpark

Kaimanawa Forest Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Motutere Bay Overview

Motutere Bay, lakeshore, Taupo

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Hotbus Taupo

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Free Campsite on the Waikato River just out of Taupo.

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Whether you are looking for a relaxing couples break or taking the family away for the weekend Taupo DeBretts has a bed for all budgets from tent and campervan sites, cabins, motels, chalets, superior lodges through to luxury villas

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maggie

New Zealand

The Waihaha River mouth on the Western Bays Road is most often reached by boat or kayak, but there is a little track..... Drive to the end of Waihaha Road and follow the bush track down the hill. From here to reach the camp site you do need to swim across the river mouth (which happens to be freezing cold), if you are organised and have some sort of floating device that keeps your stuff dry, it’s fine. Once at the camp site, you need to find the custodian to see if there is actually space to stay and they charge a small fee. If you are in a kayak the trip up the Waihaha river is worth it, the Tieke Falls at the end are cool and surrounded by a good swimming hole – a good place for a picnic!

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Sally

New Zealand

Bring some cut up potatoes, kumara and pumpkin to the Thermal Walk in Tokaanu. There are some pits in the hot water you can put your food in. Cover, come back in a couple of hours and voila your food is steamed – this is a poia, similar to a hangi but steamed, not smoked.

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Kaimanawa Forest Road Walk

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Kaimanawa Forest Road Walk

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Time: 20 min loop track

Kaimanawa Road Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Kaimanawa Road Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

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