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Kinloch, New Zealand

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Top Chillin Spots in and near Kinloch

  • Waiotapu, New Zealand

    Swim in Kerosene Creek

    Located amidst New Zealand's vibrant volcanic zone, this favourite local gem lies approximately 29.5km (25 minutes) South of Rotorua, only a short distance before the renowned Waiotapu Geothermal Wonderland. Driving South towards Lake Taupo Kerosene Creek is situated 2km down gravel forestry trac...
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  • 2208 Thermal Explorer Highway, New Zealand

    Hike the Rainbow Mountain Track to Crater Lake

    0.6 mi
    If you are on a time crunch and can't do the whole Rainbow Mountain Summit Track, then take 30 minutes (including return) to check out these incredibly beautiful geothermal craters! The carpark will be located literally right off of State Highway 5. Look to the left if you're going south, look ri...
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  • 2208 Thermal Explorer Highway, New Zealand

    Summit Rainbow Mountain

    3.1 mi / 1148.3 ft gain
    Heading to Taupo or Rotorua? Well be sure to make some time for this incredible tramp right off of SH 5 on your way there! Rainbow Mountain is a well maintained track over geothermal activities with amazing views. Give yourself 2.5 to 3 hours time and you'll be rewarded when you reach the summit....
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  • Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

    Climb Mount Ngauruhoe

    11.8 mi / 3805.8 ft gain
    I may be crushin' dreams, but Mount Doom isn't actually the real name of the mountain Frodo climbed to destroy the ring (sorry LOTR fans), but the actual mountain does exist and it's called Mount Ngauruhoe! Located in the Tongariro National Park of North Island, New Zealand, Mount Ngauruhoe is tr...
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  • Rotorua, New Zealand

    Experience the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley in Rotorua

    Geyers and hot springs and silica formations, oh my! Te Puia is the site where you can see these amazing wonders up close (but not too close!), while learning about the location history, Maori culture and scientific details.  Great experience for the adults and kids alike, and the nature walk...
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  • Lake Okareka, New Zealand

    Hike around Lake Tikitapu

    3.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    Lake Tikitapu is the smallest of the mountain lakes in the Rotorua area. Take Tarawera Rd about 9 kilometers and you'll run right into it. There is a huge lawn to the right that you can park on if the lot at the shore is full.The beginning of the 5.5 kilometer trail starts on the right hand side ...
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  • Ranolf Street & Lake Road, New Zealand

    Explore Kuirau Park

    Legend has it, this lake was once cooler. One day, a girl named Kuiarau was bathing and then a taniwha (dragon) dragged her below the lake. Angered, the gods boiled the lake so the taniwha would never return and to this day the lake and the steamy area around it is named after her. You won't miss...
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  • 1000 Hinemoa Street, New Zealand

    Walk to Sulphur Point

    0.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    If you're in Rotorua and taking a chill day, definitely check out Sulphur Point in the city centre! A quick and easy walk from the carpark, Sulphur Point is on the Southern end of Lake Rotorua and is a sulfurous area that lies on top of an active geothermal field. Find small mud pools and sulphur...
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  • Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

    Hike the Ridge Walking Track

    0.75 mi
    The trail for this hike starts next to the bathrooms that are about 150m down the road (south) from the Whakapapa Visitor Center. If you're standing in the road looking at the bathrooms, the trail head is to the right. You will be going uphill the entire time without much flat trail, but it's not...
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  • Ngatira, New Zealand

    Hike to Te Waihou Springs

    2.9 mi / 0 ft gain
    There are two different ends to begin the walk. The one I suggest starts at the Leslie Road Carpark, about 20 mins from Matatmata. Though the entire 5 km track is absolutely stunning, the most popular section, being the Blue Springs, is less than a ten min walk from the lot. The Blue Springs pool...
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