‘Lake Taupo’ Archive

Tree Trunk Gorge

There are a few different walks in the Kaimanawa Forest. I mentioned the Urchin Track and Summit in yesterday’s blog post and there are two other neat sites to see in the park, Tree Trunk Gorge and the Pillars of Hercules. Tree Trunk Gorge Heading south on Desert Road the Kaimanawa Forest is on the […]

Hiking to the Urchin Summit in the Kaimanawa Forest

The Urchin Track and Summit is located in the Kaimanawa Forest and leads to the Waipakihi Valley, where you can continue your hike for a loop around the small mountain range staying at the 4 huts in the area. When we started the Urchin Track we were just looking for a fun day hike. We […]

The Honey Hive: A Sweet Treat

No trip to Taupo can be complete without stopping by The Honey Hive. This sweet spot is conveniently located just north of the town near Huka Falls. We’ve been to the hive twice – we went the second time to show my visiting brother-in-law and try the honey ice cream. After being greeted by the […]