Volcanic Heartland

The centre of New Zealand’s North Island is also the heart of the countries volcanic activity. At its most active some 2000 years ago, the region is now a great spot to witness bubbling mud pools, gushing geysers and huge lakes. 

  • Experience Maori culture from tribal meeting grounds to fascinating myths and legends
  • Journey to Matamata, home of the hobbits
  • Take a helicopter flight to White Island, an active volcano
  • Lunar landscapes and emerald lakes n the Tongariro day walk
  • Stay at the luxury Huka Lodge and witness the power of the Huka Falls
  • Fly fishing, kayaking, cycling and sky diving - all available around Lake Taupo


Rotorua is a steaming, hissing landscape complete with exploding geysers along with a strong Maori history whose presence dates to their exploration of the area in the 14th century.

Lake Taupo was the result of the most violent volcanic eruption the world has seen in the past 5000 years - the ash affected the sunsets as far away as Europe and China. This area is now a hub for some fantastic walking, fishing, boating and many other outdoor pursuits.

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