Everybody always talks about the national parks of Fiordland, Mt Cook, Tongariro etc, but there are so much more beautiful national parks, such as Te Urewera. You'll find this national park between Gisborne and Taupo and the easiest way to get there is from the east coast. There is a big lake, called Lake Waikaremoana, and there are many scenic walks, including the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.Another beautiful walk is the Onepoto Caves walk. It goes through many rock formations and a few caves. It is just incredible to walk through the thick dark forest with all these special sights! And again, there is no-one there!