Huka Falls and Lake Taupo
Marvel in the rushing currents of Huka Falls as the violent river waters surge towards Lake Taupo, the North Island’s largest lake. Take in the spectacular views from a pedestrian bridge or enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride where you can see the base of the falls up close. Either way, this is one of the North Island’s most beautiful natural wonders
Wellington Cable Car
One of the North Island’s most iconic landmarks, the Wellington Cable Car climbs a steep city embankment from Lambton Quay to a beautiful scenic lookout. Stunning views of the city and bay are your reward for the small cable car fee, as is the gorgeous grounds of the Wellington Botanic Gardens nearby.
The North Island’s second largest lake was formed from the crater of a volcano. While it may be long extinct, there is still plenty of geothermal activity to be seen in the area, mostly in the form of geysers and hot mud pools and springs. The lake’s unique colour owes to the high sulphur content, but don’t let that put you off. Swimming and especially kayaking are favourite activities here. Mokola Island, at the centre of the lake is steeped in Maori tradition and is one of New Zealand’s legendary island lakes.