- Do you appreciate fine wine? Visit one of the wineries in the region - most do cellar doors as well as lunch or dinner.
- Whakarewarewa is also the home of a thermal village. The Tuhourangi Ngati Wahio people have long lived in the area and the geothermal activities are now a way of life. Check out their cultural performances (twice daily), learn about their myths and legends and find out about the area's history. Time it right and you could see the Prince of Wales Feathers & Pohutu geysers in action from dedicated viewing platforms.
- WOMAD NZ happens every March and is a celebration of all things world music. There's always a phenomenal selection of artists from a variety of genres.
- Make sure you visit Huka Falls to see some 220 000 litres of water go over the falls every second then head onto the Aratiatia Rapids to see the dam be let go. You'll see the water thunder down the river bed giving you and idea of just how powerful it is. The dam is released daily at 10am, 12noon and 2pm with a 4pm release in summer.
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