New Zealand - New Zealand is more than just a holiday destination.
It's also a state of mind. From the white sandy beaches of the North to
the majestic fiords and alps in the South. New Zealand is home to a range
of unique and exciting visitor experiences.
Coast Highway -
One of the great touring
routes within the Pacific.
Not only does it depict the flavour of a unique region within New Zealand,
but it provides easy access to the untamed and natural features found only
on a Pacific Island.
LAKE TAUPO Trout have flourished
in New Zealand's predator - free waterways since they were
introduced from North America late last century. Lake Taupo in central
North Island, offers some of the best trout fishing in
the world. Four years ago, when nearby Mt. Ruapehu erupted,
conservation experts feared rainbow trout numbers
would decline.But to the delight of anglers, numbers have remained steady;
in fact the fish are bigger than ever (average weight is up by 500 g to
2,6 kg, and 5 kg fish are more common ). Scientists suspect ash
from the eruption killed the lake's normal species of phytoplankton,
allowing another, more buoyant type to take hold. Young trout have gobbled
up this food and outgrown their parents.