June 1, 2018

Things To Do

1: SPEARFISHING – Gulf Harbour

11m boat takes 6 spearos. Contact Paul: Email p.spence@xtra.co.nz

 

2: SPEARFISHING – Coromandel

Chartered spearfishing trips to some of the best spearfishing locations in New Zealand with 5 times New Zealand spearfishing champion Julian & crew.

https://www.facebook.com/SpearoCamp/

 

3: SPEARFISHING – Bay Of Plenty

We dive the bay of plenty including Mayor island, White Island, Motiti Island, Astrolabe reef and a few other places.
Groups of 6 or 7 divers arrive on a Saturday and stay until the next Saturday.
We dive the best 5 days of the week.
We supply a house, lunch on the boat and a guide in the water to assist or teach.
We take one kingfish per day per diver as well as snapper, trevally, pink mao mao, kahawai, butterfish and many others.
We don’t kill fish for burly and all frames are passed out to the local community for dinner so nothing is wasted.
Divers are welcome to keep all their fish.

Contact Joe: Email jpmb@xtra.co.nz

 

4: HUNTING – Pokonui

Poronui is a high quality sporting lodge from where we base fly fishing and hunting operations.  Most of the hunting is game estate for exceptional red stags in particular.  It’s a premium destination with luxury accommodation.
Special package prices available for those visiting as part of the Freshwater Worlds.

www.poronui.com
Contact Steve: Email steve@westervelt.co.nz

 

4A: HUNTING – Glazebrook

Glazebrook Station is a magnificent, rugged high country property.  The hunting is free range.  It’s challenging but a real back country experience.  Accommodation is modern and very comfortable. Many of our Glazebrook hunters are from New Zealand and Australia some of whom return every year.  24,000 acres so there is plenty of space!
Special package prices available for those visiting as part of the Freshwater Worlds.

http://www.glazebrookstation.co.nz/index.php
Contact Steve: Email steve@westervelt.co.nz

 

5: DIVING/FISHING/ADVENTURE Minaret Station

Truly magical NZ experiences, check out their huge variety of different adventures
2019 Full Activities Guide
CLICK HERE for a preview of a helicopter ride through Fiordland
Dusky Sound Experience Info

 

 

SPEARFISHING NORTH

Prices for charters

Mokes $1200 per day for 11 hours on the water, up to 6 spearo’s, departing from Marsden Cove marina or Whangarei Heads.
Great Barrier would need to be a 2 day minimum, as I’m based up Whangarei. $1300 per day as I have to cover towing costs. Departing from Sandspit. Up to 6 spearo’s.
Poor Nights Islands $850 per day, up to 6, departing from Tutukaka. We could hit North Reef and the Tutukaka coast on the way back.
Cape Brett, $1200 per day, up to 6 spearo’s. I usually meet the group at the BP Riverside Drive, Whangarei at 6:00am, they can leave their vehicles there, safe parking and catch a ride with me or follow me up to Te Uenga Bay. 

Blair
Oceandiversity Sea Adventures Ltd.
Postal: 18 Norfolk Ave, Reotahi, RD4, Whangarei Heads.  Phone: (09) 4340289Mobile: 021 114 7466.
Email: oceandiversity@gmail.com  Website: www.oceandiversity.co.nzFacebook: www.facebook.com/oceandiversity

 

 

 

Things to do in Taupo – World Freshwater Champs

 

FREE:-

Huka Falls – Drive

Spa Park – Enjoy a swim in the river or sit in the warm waters where the thermal flow meets the cool river water.

Whakaipo Bay – A beautiful untouched spot off Mapara Road to enjoy a swim in the lake.  From here you can walk the 14km trail to Kinloch (W2K)

Kinloch –  Enjoy the marina and café (Tipsy Trout)

Aratiatia Power Station – Rapids Road, in Summer the water is released each day at 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm. 

 

WALKS/HIKES:-

Spa Park – Walk to the Huka Falls 45 minutes each way

W2K – From Whakaipo Bay to Kinloch (return) 14 km.

Tongariro Crossing –  www.tongarirocrossing.org.nz

Take one of the shuttles from Taupo or National Park to the start of the Crossing.  The crossing is 19.4 km of rugged terrain with breathtaking views of the mountains and surrounds.

Mt Tauhara – Situated just 7km from Taupo this 2.8km walk is great for views across Lake Taupo and to the Mountains.  Enter off the Napier/Taupo Highway on Mountain Road.

 

GALLERIES:-

Tukairangi Gallery – Ross Palmer Pottery 884 Tukairangi Road

 

L’Arte Café – Café and Gallery, Ceramic Artworks and other Taupo Artists feature here.  Good place for lunch or just coffee.

 

Lava Glass – Cafe, glassblowing and gallery. 165 State Highway 5

WATER BASED FUN:-

 

Jet Boating – River Jet  www.riverjet.co.nz    0800 748 375

 

Lake Cruise – 

 

Tongariro River Rafting www.trr.co.nz

 

Fly Fishing (Guided)

 

Huka Prawn Park – Prawn Farm Hatchery with water related activities www.hukaprawnpark.co.nz

 

Swimming – AC Baths and Thermal Hot Pools

  • Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs

 

LAND BASED: –

Taupo Bungy – www.taupobungy.co.nz

Orakei Korako – Geothermal Park and Cave, Geysers, Mud Pools and more www.orakeikorako.co.nz

Hunting – Chris Jolly Outdoors – www.chrisjolly.co.nz/guidedhunting

High Ropes Course Activity – Rock’n Ropes www.rocknropes.com

 

Craters of the Moon – Geothermal Walkway www.cratersofthemoon.co.nz

 

 

AIR BASED: –

Float Plane Scenic Flights – www.tauposfloatplane.co.nz

Big Sky Parasail – www.bigskyparasail.co.nz

Parachute – SkyDive Taupo www.skydivetaupo.co.nz

 

TRAVEL BY CAR:-

Rotorua – 45 minutes from Taupo.  www.rotoruanz.com

 

 

 

Waitomo – Glow Worm Caves and Legendary Black Water Rafting www.waitomo.com

National Park – On the Central Plateau, close to Mt Ruapehu