TAUPO
NEW ZEALAND
The region is one of the last true wild trout fisheries left in the world. It's now over 100 years since the first trout were released here. Today anglers flock from around the world to fish for "rainbows" and "browns". Other options include 4x4 motorbiking, horse trekking, aerobatics in a biplane, white water rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, jet skiing, waterskiing, parasailing, mountain biking forest trails, rock climbing or abseiling.
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ENTERTAINMENT TAUPO NEW ZEALAND
Taupo New Zealand accommodation travel fly fishing hotel travel information guide for visitors to Lake Taupo NewZealand, the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. There are six golf courses in Taupo. Activities include tandem sky diving, bungy jumping, jet boating and a visit to Huka Falls. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at a boutique lodge where film stars and royalty have stayed, trek across a World Heritage national park, catch a rainbow trout in a mountain fed stream, snow board down a live volcano. At the southern end of the Lake is one of the world's most spectacular parks - Tongariro National Park. The Tongariro Crossing is now recognised as New Zealand's best one-day hike. Anglers flock from around the world to fish for "rainbows" and "browns". Taupo has six golf courses including the Wairakei International Golf Course.


Food and Wine
For dishes that have a distinctly New Zealand style look out for lamb, pork and venison; salmon, crayfish, Bluff oysters, paua (abalone), mussels and scallops; kumara (sweet potato); kiwifruit and tamarillo; and pavlova, our national dessert, made from meringue and lashings of fresh whipped cream topped with fresh fruit or berries.

While the main centres support a few elegant, silver-service restaurants, the trend is towards more relaxed cafe-bar dining. There is a wide variety of international food available including Japanese, Indian, Halal, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Malaysian, and Thai. There are more than 900 Asian restaurants throughout New Zealand.

While you are here, take the opportunity to discover more about New Zealand wines . Our whites wines, particularly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, have achieved an international reputation for excellence - and the reds are catching-up fast!

Discover Wine and Food
Explore the tastes and textures of New Zealand's innovative culinary culture. Match seasonal food delicacies to award-winning local wines.

Alcohol
Most night-spots, restaurants and cafes serve liquor seven days a week. You can purchase alcohol from liquor outlets (beer, wine and spirits) and supermarkets (beer and wine only) seven days a week. Legally you must be 18 years old to buy alcohol or consume it in a public place, and you may be asked for a photo-ID.

Night Life in New Zealand
Lively DJ and band scenes, particularly in the larger cities, have given New Zealand's night life a renewed vibrancy. You will find a variety of night-clubs, cabarets, pubs, concerts and live performances to choose from, and there are also four casinos, in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown.

Smoking
To protect people from the health effects of second-hand smoke, smoking in all hospitality venues, including bars, restaurants, cafes, and casinos, is prohibited in New Zealand. If you smoke, please remember to smoke outside.

Shows
Most cities stage first-class concerts and shows. Theatre, orchestral concerts, ballet, rock and jazz are well represented.


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