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Taupo is a popular tourist resort town, nestled on the banks of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake and the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. Taupo activities include many water bound activites such as world class fishing, boating, whitewater rafting and jet boating. If you prefer more land based activities there's plenty of walks, biking tracks, golf, geothermal attractions and hot pools. more

The powerful beauty of the volcanic landscape that surrounds Taupo provides a dramatic backdrop to everything you do here and Mt Doom from the Lord of The Rings trilogy features in the background to Taupo.

Highlights around Taupo include the Tongariro National Park, the Orakei Korako Geyserland, the mighty Waikato River, Turangi (the North Island's trout fishing capital) and the amazing Huka Falls.

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  • ABSOLUTE LAKE VIEW MOTEL - Taupo

    Experience absolute hospitality and hotel accommodation with stunning views of Lake Taupo in our newly renovated motels in Taupo. From studio rooms to luxury one, two and three-bedroom units, perfect for family, equipped for business and totally relaxed for honeymooners. Absolute Lake View Motel is situated on the shores of Lake Taupo.

  • ACACIA BAY'S TAUHARA SUNRISE LODGE - Taupo

    With sweeping 180 degree views over Lake Taupo, Tauhara Sunrise Lodge offers boutique lodge accommodation in a relaxed environment. Complimentary pre-dinner drinks and hors d'oeuvres offer a great opportunity to socialise with your hosts and other guests, full breakfasts are served between 7am & 10am and your hosts offer valuable assistance planning daily activities. Massage service on site.

  • ACACIA CLIFFS LODGE - Taupo

    Stunning lake and mountain views and a simply spectacular Lake Taupo location! Acacia Cliffs Lodge offers a very special New Zealand experience. Secluded, yet only minutes from town, this new lodge accommodates eight guests in four luxury suites. Stylish accommodation, relaxed luxury, superb cuisine and local hosts who offer genuine NZ hospitality make this the perfect luxury escape. Indulge yourself.

  • ACAPULCO MOTOR INN - Taupo

    Just a few minutes' walking distance to town centre and very close to Lake Taupo. 20 ground floor units serviced daily. Two-bedroom units sleep up to seven. All units have: fully equipped kitchen, shower, electric blankets, Sky TV, phone, air conditioning and heatpump. Spa bath and Whirl pool units. Children's playground. Spa pool. Off-street parking.

  • ACCENT ON TAUPO MOTOR LODGE - Taupo

    Accent On Taupo offers quality lakefront accommodation at Lake Taupo. Modern, redecorated motel units with luxurious super king-size beds and crisp linen give you a great sleep! We also have the fantastic Lakehouse and authentic Taupo Cottage. Enjoy lake views from the sunny decks, cook on the six-burner BBQs or relax in our large private spa room. Pet-friendly.

  • AIRPORT MOTEL @ RAINBOW POINT - Taupo

    Situated close to Taupo's town centre, airport and a short stroll to the lake. Studio to two-bedroom accommodation units, all ground-floor and well appointed in a tree-lined setting. All have sunny private courtyard and parking for vehicles, trailers and boats, and two units have an in-room spa bath. Lounge suitable for function and conference facilities available.

  • ALL SEASONS HOLIDAY PARK & MOTELS - Taupo

    A great kiwi holiday spot and 20 minutes' walk into the Taupo Town Centre. Free hot thermal plunge pool for all-year-round relaxation, children's playground, TV and games rooms, BBQ and spa pool. Charter boat for fishing and sightseeing. Easy access to ski fields, boating, fishing, bungy jump, tramping and thermal wonders.

  • ANGLERS PARADISE MOTEL - Taupo

    We extend a warm welcome to you from Anglers Paradise Motel. Just moments from the world's best trout fishing on the Tongariro River or Lake Taupo delta, and minutes' drive from New Zealand's largest ski fields and the famous walking tracks of Tongariro National Park. Quiet, private, spacious fully serviced suites, heated swimming pool and hot spa. On-site Restaurant.

  • A PLUS LODGE - Turangi

    A Plus Lodge is set in a quiet location in Turangi, an easy stroll away to shops, banks, bars, restaurants, bus station and information centre. Set in one acre of landscaped grounds and gardens. We offer budget backpacker accommodation close to the world famous Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo, and about 35 minutes' drive to the Whakapapa ski area.

  • AROHA NEW ZEALAND TOURS - Nationwide

    Aroha Luxury New Zealand Tours is at the forefront of authentic, personalized luxury travel. Our expert team curate customized itineraries that will delight you. Leave your cares behind and relax in the unique blend of luxury accommodation that we arrange for your indulgence. Experience our spectacularly beautiful landscapes while participating in an incredible range of outdoor activities.

  • ASTRO MOTEL & BACKPACKERS - Taupo

    Budget motel and backpacker accommodation that “Stands Above The Rest”. Astro Accommodation Taupo presents Taupo’s most flexible, value-for-money accommodation solution. Check out the wide variety of room combinations on offer. Mix private rooms with compact, shared units to suit every budget. The perfect accommodation recipe for your group of travelers. Variety and flexibility, essential ingredients for group travel.

  • AUCKLAND ADVENTURES - Auckland

    Unique customised tours for any size group. Choose any combination of adventure. Our daily adventures operate on the West Coast of Auckland at Muriwai—a spectacular beach. Mountain bike, wilderness adventures as well as sightseeing, winery and orchard tours. Group adventures include: abseiling, camping, team building weekends and skiing packages.

  • BACKYARD TOURS - Turangi Tongariro

    Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Nau mai Hāere mai. Come and experience our Backyard with all its own natural beauty including our Maori cultural acknowledgements. Make sure to bring your camera and be prepared to take lots of photos along the way. Relax and refuel your body at a café, or bring your own and have a picnic.

  • BARBARY SCENIC CRUISES - Lake Taupo

    Sail Lake Taupo aboard 1920s yacht Barbary, New Zealand's only commercially operated electric yacht and boutique boat cinema! Looking for top summer activities in Taupo? How about joining the locals on an eco-friendly boutique sail cruise across the lake? Daily scenic cruises head out to the Maori Rock Carvings and along the Taupo lakefront. View our Website to book direct.

  • BASE TAUPO - Taupo

    The brand new Base Taupo is a purpose built, luxury budget hostel with an ideal central location with stunning views of Lake Taupo and the surrounding mountains. Just seconds from the lake front and transportation, cafes and shops are at your doorstep. Base Taupo is designed with the traveller in mind.

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Whakaipo Bay Community Planting Day

Sunday 30th August 2015

Greening Taupo and DoC continue the great planting tradition of living legends at Whakaipo Bay. Come out and plant 10 trees or 100 trees? Bring your gumboots, spade and gardening gloves. Sausage sizzle provided ...

Where: Whakaipo Bay Recreation Reserve, Taupo
Address: Mapara Rd, Taupo

From: 10:00am on Sunday 30th August 2015
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 30th August 2015

Never A Week Goes By

From: Saturday 8th August 2015

An exhibition that features Taupō’s sister city Noumea and tells the tale of how two Pacific colonies experienced World War I is coming to Taupō as part of the centenary commemorations. Never A Week Goes By is the ...

Where: Taupo Museum, Taupo
Address: 4 Story Place, Taupo

From: 10:00am on Saturday 8th August 2015
To: 4:30pm on Monday 14th September 2015

Dean Stebbing - Welcome to My World

From: Saturday 15th August 2015

Inspired by Pop Culture, Taupo artist Dean Stebbing finds the content for his art in magazines, movies, comics and music. He is drawn to people and characters who stand out to him and whose lives or stories he is ...

Where: Taupo Museum, Taupo
Address: 4 Story Place, Taupo

From: 10:00am on Saturday 15th August 2015
To: 4:30pm on Monday 14th September 2015

All This Intimacy

From: Wednesday 26th August 2015

Ty Greene is a normal guy with three very big problems. In an unprecedented (for him) run of promiscuity, Ty has managed to impregnate three women in the span of one week: His ex-girlfriend, his 40-something married ...

Where: Centre Stage, Taupo
Address: Matai St, Taupo

From: 8:00pm on Wednesday 26th August 2015
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 5th September 2015

Mulligan's World Famous Quiz Night

From: Tuesday 14th October 2014

If you are in Taupo on Tuesday - Do not miss this Lots of fun. Quiz - Test you knowledge. Dance on the floor with DJ after quiz. Great prizes to be won: - Cash Prize $150 - On House Prizes worth ...

Where: Mulligans Bar, Taupo
Address: 15 Tongariro Street, Taupo

From: 9:00pm on Tuesday 14th October 2014
To: 11:55pm on Tuesday 29th December 2015

Motorsport Park Public Test Day - Cars and Bikes

From: Thursday 2nd April 2015

Cars and Bikes Please go to our website for more information. all other sessions are open to all cars and motorcycles. Cost: $125.00 per car for the first driver/rider, $50 for second driver/rider. (This ...

Where: Ricoh Taupo Motorsport Park, Taupo
Address: 463 Broadlands Rd, Taupo

From: 9:30am on Thursday 2nd April 2015
To: 4:00pm on Wednesday 16th December 2015

Write it Out

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Join local author Tina Shaw for a fun writing workshop. Write some flash fiction, a memoir story, or whatever comes. Open to all ages. Bring paper, pen and your imagination. Gold coin koha.

Where: Taupo Public Library, Taupo
Address: Story Place, Taupo

From: 12:00pm on Thursday 3rd September 2015
To: 1:00pm on Thursday 3rd September 2015

Fink About It

Friday 4th September 2015

Don't miss the latest offering from one of New Zealand's most successful live comedy acts. The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been touring the world for more than a decade now ...

Where: Great Lake Centre, Taupo
Address: Story Place, Taupo

From: 8:00pm on Friday 4th September 2015
To: 9:45pm on Friday 4th September 2015

Hoka One One Kinloch Offroad Challange

Saturday 5th September 2015

Welcome to the Hoka One One Kinloch Offroad Challenge. Enjoy stunning views as you run or walk over some amazing trails in and around Kinloch, Taupo. What will your challenge be this year? Marathon? Half Marathon? ...

Where: Kinloch Marina, Lake Taupo
Address: Kenrigg Road

From: 7:00am on Saturday 5th September 2015
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 5th September 2015

From The Land

Saturday 5th September 2015

Taking inspiration from the kinfolk dinner movement, The Lake Collaboration Project presents a styled dinner entitled 'From the Land' - think long wooden trestle tables, communal 'feasting' bowls, lush floral ...

Where: The Cellar, Taupo
Address: 32 Roberts Street, Taupo

From: 6:30pm on Saturday 5th September 2015
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 5th September 2015

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