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Everything's Coming Up Roses

Rose on Roberts
92 Roberts Street, Taupo

I can’t believe we’ve never been to Rose on Roberts before. The food is incredible, the craft beer selection and wine list is great, the staff both knowledgeable and friendly, with a fun, yet family friendly atmosphere. 361 more words

Ate It


This past weekend I went to Taupo, which is about a three and a half hour drive from Auckland. It took us, however, five hours because it was our first time renting a car. 269 more words

Easter trading changes proposed

The Government has announced plans to introduce legislation to allow local councils to to decide if local shops can legally open for trading in Easter Sunday. 850 more words


Lions Walk: 8km Waterfront Pathway

The ever moody waterfront of Lake Taupo should not be missed.  Starting in Taupo town centre the walkway curves it way from bay to bay and ends at what is known as 5 mile bay (roughly 8km from town).  97 more words

Running Trails

Opepe Historic Forest: 4.3km Trail Run

 Twelve kilometres up State Highway 5 from Taupo lakefront takes you to Opepe Forest and Historic Scenic Reserve.  There are two loop walkways; the one on the south side of the road is 2.8km long and takes you past some historic points of interest including remnants of a community site and well, a logging pit, an ancient oxen watering trough hemmed in with hand sawn fence rails.  110 more words

Running Trails

Huka Falls to Spa Park Loop: 14km Mixed Run

This is an enjoyable and varied 14km loop trail out of Taupo.

Start in Taupo Town centre and head north out of town on the Thermal Explorer Highway (SH1a).  515 more words


Conquering fears, living life to the fullest.

Yes. Today (Not so much today anymore because I did this last weekend…) I did something that I would have never imagined myself doing. I jumped out of a plane at 15,000 feet attached to a man almost two feet shorter than me and a parachute that I was trusting my life with. 1,633 more words

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