East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Experiences

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East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Features

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Hiking and Walking: The eastern coast of the North Island has several excellent bushwalking trails, including the Tongariro Crossing, which brings... Read more

  • Te Urewera National Park

    The remote Te Urewera National Park is rugged and mountainous. Lake Waikaremoana formed more than 2,000 years ago when a massive landslide blocked... Read more

  • The Hinemoa Legend

    One of the great Māori love stories has a special local connection, because it takes place on Mokoia Island in Lake Rotorua—and it's a true... Read more

  • Hāngi: A Traditional Māori Feast

    Rotorua, the cultural home of the Māori, is the best place to experience a hāngi, a traditional Māori feast for which the meal-to-be is cooked... Read more

  • The Elusive Te Kooti

    Of all the Māori leaders who opposed the early Pâkehâ settlers in New Zealand, Te Kooti was the most elusive and most awe inspiring. He was... Read more

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