En Route to Taupo -- It's a short drive to Taupo, just 84km (52 miles) over excellent roads. Throughout this area, watch out for logging trucks. If you haven't already done so, this could be a good time to call at one of the three main geothermal reserves, especially the Hidden Valley Orakei Korako Geyserland Resort, which is closer to Taupo than to Rotorua. Eight kilometers (5 miles) before you reach Taupo, look for the steamy Wairakei Geothermal Power Station, which harnesses all that underground energy to furnish electric power.

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