- Taranaki's Surf Highway 45 is famous for it's excellent breaks all the way along. Oakura Beach, Stent Rd, Back Beach, Rocky Point and Komene Beach which is best for beginners.
- If you're into adrenaline, make sure you skydive at Paihia. Why? Well the views amazing. And it’s the only place in the country that you can jump from 16 000 feet.
- Is there anywhere quite as stunning as the Central Plateau? From the great lake at Taupo to the geothermal activity at rotor; the lush forests of National Park to the imposing Mt. Doom (a.k.a Mt Ruapehu) the Central Plateau is somewhere you should take the time to explore.
- Rocky Horror Picture Show fans can visit the statue of Richard O'Brien, dressed as Riff Raff and pay homage to the show and Richard O'Brien who was born in Hamilton.
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