Scenic drive to Taupo on the 28th included a stop at the Aratiata Rapids Reserve near the Huka Falls where we waited for the release of water from the dam at midday. Very spectacular transformation of the quiet river into a white torrent. We arrived at the Allseasons Holiday Park (nice site) in Taupo about 1pm, and walked into the town for lunch looking out across Lake Taupo, Australasia's largest lake, surrounded by volcanoes and bush clad mountains. Also visited one of the fishing shops to get the low down on where to fish and what to use etc. Heard about a 9.5lb trout caught that morning on the Tongariro river. The following day was quite cool and blowy as we headed out to the Waitahanui river, which we fished in the morning using our tried and tested methods. Very clear and fast flowing water but no fish for the barbie. Popped back into Taupo for lunch at excellent cafe called Bodyfuel, and returned later to the river to try our luck again, this time using the recommended tandem set up used locally, but alas, with the same outcome as before.