3 miles / 5 kilometers
On the shores of Lake Taupo, you will find the Canadian cedar chalets of The Retreat. You can fish the lake and river for trout, play golf on the championship courses of Wairakei and Taupo, or enjoy the thermal pools. In winter, if you can leave your fire you may like to ski one of Tongariro National Parks mountain slopes. The geothermal area of Rotorua is only one hour's drive away, thermal activity and geysers can be viewed. Other popular pursuits are whitewater rafting, canoeing, waterskiing or parasailing.