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Te Urewera National Park and Lake Waikaremoana

The ruggedly beautiful Te Urewera National Park is famous for its lakes which are a mecca for fresh water trout fishing, the largest of which is also the site of one of New Zealand’s Great Walks.  The Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk skirts the lake edge, through 46 kilometres of natural forest and deserted beaches. Walking Legends Waikaremoana Discovery Walking Tour is a fantastic 4 day introduction to the region, taking in the highlights of the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.

Geologists believe the lake was formed about 2200 years ago after a huge landslide that blocked the Waikaretaheke River. Birdlife includes up to 35 fully protected native species, which may be seen or heard.

Pig and deer hunting is another popular pastime, guided trips can be arranged. Fishing for both rainbow and brown trout in the lakes and rivers is excellent t - anglers require a Rotorua Trout Fishing District Licence.

New Zealand touring ideas

A popular style of touring is to take a preplanned self drive road trip.  After a thorough consultation with you we expertly plan and create your self drive tour around New Zealand allows you the freedom to explore at leisure with the comfort and security of pre-booked activities and accommodations. Route suggestions, GPS and APP guidance plus local support mean you are in safe hands. See self drive ideas here

If you prefer to let someone else do the work then an escorted small group tour or a private guided tour might be for you. Our range of hand picked small group itineraries are ideal if you prefer to travel in the company of like minded people. These tours limit the number of participants which means different accommodation options, exclusive activities and of course a knowledgable guide ensures you get to see the best of New Zealand. See our small group tours here. 

A private guided tour offers true flexibility and the security of a knowledgable local guiding you all the way. Well planned itineraries ensure you see exactly what you want to see but with your own driver-guide you can adapt to suit the day or your preference. 100% tailor-made to suit you a private tour is a great option when travelling as a small group. all our self drive itineraries can be replanned and priced using a private driver and guide. Just contact us to discuss your needs.

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