- Did you know that the summits of Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe are 'tapu' - sacred places to the Maori.
- Jack Nicklaus designed the Kinloch gold course after falling in love with New Zealand when he played an exhibition here in the 1970's.
- If you'd like to find out more about Maori heritage in the Central Plateau, pay a visit to the Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery. Inside there's an intricately
carved Maori Meeting House that showcases traditional carving and weaving . They also have a lot of old photos and artefacts from around the area.
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