Hi & Welcome to Taupo & the Central North Island,
My name is Mitch Beresford & after growing up in Queensland, I then joined & moved around for 12years with the Australian Army. Eight years ago I moved to New Zealand to live, love & work in the adventure tourism industry. Now with my fantastic wife Niki, & 2 loveable but sometimes troublesome boys Cooper (4) & Mason (2), I now call New Zealand home.
I am absolutely positive you won’t be disappointed with the Lake Taupo region. There are memories & experiences here for everyone to enjoy, and I am here to ensure you enjoy your stay. Lake Taupo has so much to offer, to more than satisfy an expectations. I understand that sometimes it may be hard to make informed travel decisions from the other parts of the world, and that is why I am here to help.
If you want any recommendations or you would like me to put together a personal package for you and your friends please don’t hesitate to contact me on the details below. At Team FX, we can act as your on the ground local booking agent, or develop, package & manage your own personalized & unique experience. All we need to know, is what interests you, what time you have available, how many in your group and an approximate budget. Options range from a personal morning tea with a local Maori Carver all the way through to a Luxury Lake Taupo Exclusive, which includes lake kayaking, scenic float plane trip, gourmet lunch, short guided walk, finishing with a luxury cruise & trout fishing. Below are some other examples.
Sailing & History
Cruise and feel the history of a genuine 1920's 50 foot ocean going yacht, a beautifully crafted wooden masterpiece once owned by Errol Flynn. Cruise the largest fresh water lake in Oceania and visit the famous Maori rock carvings followed by a visit to the local museum & local history tour.
EveningLake Walk & Hole in one challenge
Release the tension with 10 balls on the Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge followed by a 30min walk and a beer waiting for you at the end.
An early one, but what a way to start the day. Depending on your time or fitness, we will drop you off at different start points around the lake for you to enjoy the majestic lake views and wonderful lake side properties, sweating as much or as little as you like and finishing at a lake side cafe
Float the crystal waters and the start of New Zealand’s longest river. Stop at natural hot pools & and enjoy a glass of champagne paddling as much or as little as want, as we share our local knowledge of flora & fauna.
Guided Walks & Cycle rides
Tailored to your ability & expectations, with experienced guides, delve into the traditional medicines and edible plants, learn the history of the local Tuwharetoa, or just enjoy the silence.
We can coordinate everything from when you arrive to when you depart, and we aren't just limited to the North Island. I have worked throughout the South Island as a wilderness guide, climbing instructor & operations manager for a caving, rafting, & 4x4 company.
I hope this has been of some help and I look forward to meeting you all soon and helping you where ever I can, to help you never forget your special stay with us & this place I now call home.