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Visit the Great Lake Taupo Info site. To learn more Click here.

The Dam City Advertiser - Click here to read our weekly paper.

The Waikato River Trails - The Waikato River Trails are 100kms of walking and cycling trails along the Waikato River through the South Waikato District and the Taupō District at Mangakino. Read more.

About Mangakino and Whakamaru

Fresh air, water, wilderness and a small, heartland community create an uncomplicated holiday environment. Mangakino, located in the centre of the New Zealand North Island, borders the western shores of Lake Maraetai on the Waikato River and is surrounded by forest and rolling farmland. It's perfect for anyone seeking tranquility or outdoor adventure. It's the ideal base for hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, water sports and more. Take in beautiful Lake Maraetai, bike the River Trail, play a round of golf, catch some trout, take a scenic paddleboat cruise. Visit for tranquility, stay for adventure. Read more.