Travel in Australia and New Zealand
Taupo, a town on the shore of Lake Taupo in the middle of New Zealand's North Island, is within the southern Waikato area and has a population of 23,000. Taupo is located at the outlet of Lake Taupo which is New Zealand's largest lake, forming the Waikato river. The river then flows over one of New Zealand's most stunning waterfalls, the Huka Falls, which can be viewed just north of the town.
Taupo is also a centre of volcanic and geothermal activity. There are Hot springs suitable for bathing at several places in the Taupo area, while the volcanic mountain Tauhara lies 6 kilometres (4 mi) to the east. Taupo is pronounced toe-paw in Maori, the language of New Zealand's original pacific inhabitants. The name Taupo comes from Taupo-nui-a-Tia, which translated literally means "The great cloak of Tia" as in legend, the lake's discoverer was Tia.
Taupo is a buzzing tourist centre - especially in summer, as it offers it's panoramic views over the lake to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south.
Since the mid-1990s Taupo has become increasingly popular as a venue for major sporting events, increasingly of an international nature. The town's compact size, clean environment, central location and supportive council and community have been the contributing factor to this outcome. Some of the major events in Taupo include A1 Grand Prix,World Water Ski Racing Championships, Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, Great Lake Relay, Levene Half Marathon and the Maxxis FIM International Six Day Enduro.
If you enjoy tramping, kayaking, golfing, shopping, eating, sleeping, reading, fishing, hunting or sightseeing then Taupo is a place you must visit. Make Taupo your accommodation base and stay a while - Taupo is not a pass through town and you're sure to fall in love with Lake Taupo and Taupo's rugged Central Plateau region.
Taupo is Home of NZ Motorsport, and adventure activities include gliding, sky diving tandem, rafting, bungy jumping, kayaking, abseiling, mountain biking, sailing, jet boating, 4-wheel driving (off-road), snow boarding or skiing, rope assault course, rock climbing, parasailing, water skiing, horseback riding, just to name but a few! Airbourne tours include fixed wing plane, float plane, helicopter or balloon over the Lake Taupo region and surrounding volcanoes, including the Tongariro National Park. While walking tracks, golf, hot springs, spas and attractions such as prawn park and the geothermal areas provide plenty to see and do on foot.
There are many choices for Accommodation when you choose to holiday in Taupo, but if you're looking for something special, there's a great apartment for you to see at 110 lake terrace, Taupo.110 Lake Terrace offers self contained luxury accommodation Taupo with views looking out over Lake Taupo, New Zealand (NZ), and the volcanic plateau beyond.
110 is a modern luxury apartment Taupo on the lakefront which comprises a super-king (share-twin) suite and walk-in wardrobe with full en suite; there's separate queen and twin bedrooms; a second bathroom; a gourmet kitchen and alfresco dining. The apartment dÃ©cor also features contemporary New Zealand art and all important high speed internet, fax and phone for those in business or otherwise who need to stay connrcted. 110 Lake Terrace is a haven for all seasons, other features include front and back sun decks, central and under floor heating, a laundry, 3 car parks and shared swimming pool and gym facilities. Short or long-term guests are always welcome at this lakeside apartment in Taupo - a little bit of luxury to make you feel right at home â€“ it's what sets this luxury rental accommodation apart!
Cambridge is a slightly smaller township in the New Zealand's Waikato region of the North Island, located 24 kilometres southeast of Hamilton, on the Waikato River. Cambridge is known as "The Town of Trees" and the town is now also renowned for its thoroughbred horse stables, many which have produced champion horses in international racing and showjumping competitions.
Notable natives of Cambridge include members of rock band The Datsuns and equestrian double Olympic gold medal winner Mark Todd. Lake Karapiro, location of the 2010 world championships near Cambridge is recognised as one of rowings premium lakes by world standard, producing several world rowing champions and Olympic gold medalists, notably Rob Waddell, and the Evers-Swindell twins, Georgina and Caroline. World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist cyclist Sarah Ulmer also lives and trains in Cambridge, making Cambridge worthy of its new name "Town of Trees AND Champions".
While visiting Waikato or Cambridge, NZ there are many holiday attractions to experience. Other items of interest within Cambridge, New Zealand, include the New Zealand Horse Magic show, farm tours, or browsing art, craft and antique shops. See New Zealand's largest collection of dolls, toys and teddy bears at The Castle or the Kiwi House and aviary in Otorohanga, a location where the kiwi is bred in captivity.
If you're on Holiday and you're passing through Cambridge New Zealand and you're looking for luxury holiday accommodation, the holiday retreat at Chestnut Glade Pavilions is a must see for Holiday accommodation Cambridge NZ. Chestnut Glade is a spectacular countryside retreat, with outstanding grounds on a tranquil sport horse farm. Chestnut Glade Pavilion offers a luxury self contained rental accommodation retreat situated on 9 hectares of sport horse parklands. Relax in luxurious lodgings with expansive views across the local farm area, to bush and hills beyond - yet only minutes from the centre of the charming town of Cambridge.
Chestnut Glade offers luxury self-contained accommodation on parklands at a level of sophistication unmatched in Cambridge. A home for the Cambridge Holiday experience or a special event - there are few choices for Cambridge rental accommodation when you visit New Zealand that offer something special such as the Chestnut Glade Pavilion - a luxurious rental holiday experience at Chestnut Glade, Hannon Rd in Cambriddge.
Chestnut Glade is a modern, luxurious self contained holiday rental home in Cambridge which comprises one pavilion area containing open plan kitchen, dining and living spaces with separate family / TV room with bar and coffee making facilities. There's a separate upstairs master bedroom opening onto sun deck, and en suite, a total of 1 x queen bedroom and 1 x bedroom with two king single beds. With timeless elegance, the interior style demonstrates an exceptional panache and flair, you'll feel at home in the lap of luxury at the Chestnut Glade Pavilion.
Looking to plan your Taupo holiday experience or a special event? If you're needing Taupo apartment there are many choices for Accommodation when you choose to holiday in Taupo, but if you're looking for something special, there's a great little luxury apartment for you to check out at 110 lake terrace, Taupo.110 Lake Terrace offers luxury self contained apartment accommodation with views looking out over Lake Taupo, New Zealand (NZ) http://www.110laketceapartment.co.nz/