A YOU Travel Guide to Rotorua & Taupo 🏞🧖🎣
Welcome to your first edition of #youdiscover where we hope to inspire you to see the world, to discover a new culture, a new cuisine, or simply to discover your own backyard. When this is all over, you may feel like a change of scenery and a break from your lockdown routine! There are so many amazing places to explore in our Aotearoa and over the next few weeks we are hoping to showcase some of those hot spots.
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The best secret spots from YOU Travel Experts
Follow a picturesque walk around the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lake. Keep an eye out for rainbow trout! - Jeryl, YOU Waiheke
Feel the water spray as you take a stroll around the Huka Falls - Jason, YOU Westgate
Feast on a traditional Hangi cook-up after a night of culture - Connie, YOU Hamilton
Wander up to the Te Puia lookout in Rotorua, a walk through redwood forest with views out over the town and lake, and see the steam rising from the geothermal wonders - Tina, YOU New Lynn
For the best family fun, ride the gondola and the luge! - Chris, YOU Mairangi Bay
Visit 2 Mile Bay Sailing Club which sits over the lake, famed for wood fired pizzas and live music - Julie, YOU Taupo
The famous Redwoods Treewalk now offers a night walk through the trees surrounded by lanterns; a truly magical experience!
Eat Streat in Rotorua is a foodie haven and a great spot for al fresco dining with a range of amazing options. We recommend Atticus Finch, a metropolitan bistro with delicious meals designed to share.
Did you know the Chateau is only an hour's drive away from Taupo? It offers a wonderful High Tea and access to the new Sky Waka Gondola to the top of Mt Ruapehu.
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Image Credits(Top left to bottom right): What to do - Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village; Taupo Getaway - Destination Great Lake Taupo;'Hells Gate' and'Huka Falls' - Fraser Clements, Tourism New Zealand; Rotorua Museum - Vaughan Brookfield, Tourism New Zealand; Redwoods Treewalk - Bill Hedges & Jason Stratford; Millennium Hotel & Resort - Destination Great Lake Taupo