New Zealand Locations Guide
Short guides of what I liked and did not like about the many New Zealand locations that I visited. I said short guides so don't expect insider's tips and local's advices, just my honest opinion on each place that I visted in this amazing country. For thorough guides on almost every New Zealand areas, towns, national parks and much much more, go check out Backpackerguide.NZ
Taupo - North Island
Situated on the shore of New Zealand’s largest lake, Taupo is a must visit location for the adventurous. On one hand, you have the adrenalin-fuelled skydive from 15,000ft and the bungy jump over the Waikato River. I chose to do these more expensive adventure activities in Taupo because they seemed the best value in the country for my budget. On the other hand, Taupo is a great base if you are heading to the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand’s #1 day hike! You can even hike up the same mountain used to depict Mt Doom in The Lord of the Rings.