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DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME Throw a line into the waters of North Island's Lake Tarawera and there's a good chance you'll bag a trophy-sized trout. Do it from a Clearwater Charters boat, (64-7) 362-8590 or , and Captain Doug Allen will cruise you over to where a boiling stream crosses a secret geo-thermally heated beach. While you soak in this natural hot tub at the lake's edge, he'll clean the fish, wrap it in tinfoil and bury it in the sand. An hour later, lunch is served.

LETTING IT ALL HANG OUTThe original bungee jump at the...

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