The Great Lake Taupo region is 'Nature's Ultimate Playground’, centrally located in the middle of the North Island, it’s an adventure and sporting mecca and a nature-lover's paradise. The region is one of New Zealand's top tourist destinations with beautiful forests, volcanic mountains and the stunning Lake Taupo. It is the adventure capital of the North Island with jet boating, bungy jumping, mountain biking, snow activities in winter and sky diving on offer. Experience the raw beauty of the dual World Heritage area of Tongariro National Park on one of the many walks or simply relax in one of the region’s geothermal hot springs.
Taupo is a popular tourist resort town, nestled on the banks of Lake Taupo. Taupo offers world class fishing and 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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Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - We offer a huge linked outdoor/indoor leisure pool—swim in both without leaving the warmth of the thermally heated water. Also: kids toddler areas, two hydro slides, tarzan swim, bombing zone, inflatable pool toys, private thermal mineral pools, sauna cafe and barbecue areas. Ideal in any weather. Taupo thermal swimming complex the whole family can enjoy.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing guided tours - Winter / Summer (sunrise). Hike by torch light under the moon & stars to the highest point of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to watch the sunrise. Inflatable raft and kayaking tours - half-day heaps of fun! Whakapapa & Whanganui River. School camps - group activities & camp safety management. Caving.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
New Zealand based consultancy creating innovative and imaginative self-drive or chauffeur-driven itineraries tailored to your own requirements, whether it be an occasional game of golf or an itinerary with a game of golf every day. We can offer you great diversity to take you off the beaten track and away from the mass tourism to experience the REAL New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - A Plus Lodge Turangi is set on an acre of of landscaped grounds and gardens in a quiet central location. We offer budget backpacker accommodation close to the world famous Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo, and about 35 minutes' drive to Whakapapa ski-area. The Whakapapa ski-field and Tongariro Alpine Crossing shuttle bus leaves from outside. $5 Unlimited WiFi.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
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.
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Mobile-friendly - Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Nau mai Hāere mai.
Let us drive you to your next destination with providing excellent friendly customer service with local personality of knowledge. Enjoy our natural environment having photo opportunities along your journey; surrounding the Tongariro National Park, Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa Village, Taupo and Turangi areas. Accommodation, Airport, Train or Bus transfers. Come on, let’s GO!
Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - Taupo Motel just 10 minutes stroll from town with range of modern, warm and spacious motel rooms, to rest and relax from all your Taupo activities and experiences. All our Taupo motel accommodation is fully self-contained with separate lounge. 7 rooms feature spa bath. Complimentary Breakfast per person each night you stay. 50+ Channels On Sky TV.
Mobile-friendly - From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the comfort of modern rooms and convenience of being located in close proximity to the Taupo town centre. We cater superbly well for all your business or recreational needs. Our complex includes studios through to larger one-bedroom units. We guarantee to provide a delightful and memorable stay for all our guests.
Mobile-friendly - Let our friendly staff with local knowledge help you to plan for your time in Rotorua. With local knowledge, we can organise: hot pool trips, exciting jet boat tours, sky diving and all the amazing and unique-to-Rotorua things to do, with some great deals and savings too!
Golf tours around Rotorua and other great places! Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, Coromandel, Taupo.
Mobile-friendly - Situated between Lake Terrace and the shore edge of beautiful Lake Taupo. Step out from your apartment onto the beach and enjoy the unrestricted views across the lake. Affordable family and studio units. Facilities in the complex include outdoor heated swimming pool, spa, trampoline, BBQ's, parking including room for boats, breakfast menu including gluten-free options. Free wireless Internet, self-catering facilities.
Quiet yet central to town and Lake Taupo. Offering 32 units on two levels, 12 with own spa, Chantilly's Motor Lodge Lake Taupo offer a range of enticing accommodation choices. Conference facilities available.A friendly welcome awaits you at one of Taupo's newest luxury venues where we provide both superior service & accommodation.
Mobile-friendly - Warm, affordable Taupo accommodation (Best value for money). 24 private thermal pools, all-year heated outdoor swimming pool 36 - 38 degrees, spacious Redwood sauna. 60-plus Sky TV channels in all units, BBQs Galore. Friendly hosts make your stay a pleasant one. 36 units on two-acres overlooking Lake Taupo. Secure off-road parking for Boat Trailers and Trucks. Leave the stress behind.
Small group and personalised tour specialists based in Tauranga. Tour options include exploring the fascinating geothermal wonderlands of Waiotapu and Waimangu near Rotorua, the film set Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Coromandel peninsula. Air conditioned, comfortable and roomy vehicles for your day tour.
Country Lodge Kinloch is the perfect haven for independent travellers looking for something unique and special in an accommodation experience. Just 12 minutes from Taupo township, Country Lodge Kinloch offers both self-catering accommodation in a stand alone cottage and B&B accommodation within the residence. Located in a picturesque rural setting with extensive views of Lake Taupo.
Courtney Motel in Taupo is conveniently located just 100 metres stroll along the lakefront to the town centre and a safe swimming beach. Offering a selection of value oriented refurbished 3-star studio, 1, 2, 3 bedroom units, all with modern furnishings, oversize beds, free on site car-parking, Sky TV, broadband internet access and full kitchen facilities (studios with kitchenettes).
Craters of the Moon is a walk with a difference; a unique and memorable experience for young and old. Bubbling craters and steam vents, explosion craters and colourful soils. You can also see interesting plants that have adapted to thrive in the hot, steamy conditions.
Mobile-friendly - Whether you're looking for a campervan in Queenstown, a people mover from Auckland Airport or a rental car to drive from Christchurch to Auckland, DriveNow provides you with options from New Zealand's premier vehicle hire companies. Enjoy affordable car hire, campervan hire and vehicle rental at DriveNow.
Hire and design company specialising in corporate functions, gala dinners, award nights, weddings and all other special events. Eventrent cater to the most lavish affair or a modest celebration - no event is too big or too small. Our services include DIY decorative hire, design concepts, event styling, theming, wedding planning and event management.
Mobile-friendly - Located on the lakefront of magnificent Lake Taupo. Executive Motel is the perfect accommodation for corporate travellers and couples with tranquil, safe and secure environment. Executive Motel in Taupo has the main Lake Taupo swimming beach on our doorstep, your stay will leave you refreshed and revived. Relax and enjoy the views of the lake from the upstairs balcony.
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Moa Re-articulation - Artist In Residence
The Taupo Museum Moa is being repaired at last and you can come and watch at these selected times as sculptor and articulator, Judith Streat re-articulates the ancient skeleton ready for a new display. The Friends of ...
Where: Taupo Museum, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 10:00am on Monday 14th August 2017
To: 12:00pm on Friday 1st September 2017
Minkisi, Art and Belief In West and Central Africa
A dramatic collection of statues and masks from nine African countries will be on display at Taupō Museum, challenging viewers’ ideas about art, belief, tradition and culture. The exhibition, Minkisi – Art and ...
Where: Taupo Museum, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 10:00am on Saturday 29th July 2017
To: 4:30pm on Monday 4th September 2017
Join us for songs, stories and craft. Under 5s. No bookings required.
Where: Taupo Public Library, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 10:30am on Wednesday 29th March 2017
To: 11:00am on Wednesday 13th December 2017
Sons of Zion: EP Release Tour
One of New Zealand’s most epic live acts, Sons of Zion, is back on the road this winter for a nationwide tour that takes in both the North and South islands. The tour follows the recent release of the Sons of ...
Where: Finn MacCuhals Irish Pub, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Cnr Tuwharetoa and Tongariro Sts, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 9:00pm on Friday 25th August 2017
To: 12:00am on Saturday 26th August 2017
Trinity Hill Winemaker's Dinner
Indulge in a sumptuous five-course meal paired with Trinity Hill Wines on 25 August at the first of Bistro Lago’s 2017 Winemaker’s Dinners. Join Trinity Hill’s Chief Winemaker John Hancock as he takes you on a ...
Where: Bistro Lago, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 80-100 Napier Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 6:30pm on Friday 25th August 2017
To: 11:00pm on Friday 25th August 2017
Igniting Your Inner Fire Yoga Retreat
Meditation and yoga practices to increase vital energy and balance the digestive fire. Learn the power of the Manipura chakra, your navel energy centre and how to balance it to enhance health and vitality. Explore ...
Where: Tauhara Retreat Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 60 Acacia Heights Drive, Acacia Bay, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 3:00pm on Friday 25th August 2017
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 27th August 2017
Louis Roederer Champagne Dinner
Champagne house Louis Roederer has a long and highly revered reputation for achieving their quest for true excellence, harvest after harvest. The patience, skill and absolute passion required to create fine Champagne ...
Where: Huka Lodge, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 271 Huka Falls Road, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 26th August 2017
To: 11:00am on Sunday 27th August 2017
The Taupo Market - every Saturday* - morning, rain or shine, ever-changing – with lots of regular favourites. ‘Volcanic’ coffee, pies and fries, pastries and juice, fresh fruit and veggies, free range eggs and ...
Where: Taupo Riverside Market, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Redoubt St, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 9:00am on Saturday 15th July 2017
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
Breastfeeding Cafe Drop In
Leaders will be available to answer your breastfeeding questions, follow up ongoing issues and to offer support in a relaxed, toddler-friendly environment. If your baby has a morning sleep this might be a good option for ...
Where: Taupo Family Playcentre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 133 Taharepa Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 1:15pm on Monday 26th June 2017
To: 2:15pm on Monday 30th October 2017
Great Governance For Your Arts Group - Workshop
ARTillery workshops are designed to give you the skills you need to succeed as an artist or group. These are free, interactive, practical workshops that have been designed so that participants work on their own ...
Where: Centre Stage, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Matai St, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 9:30am on Tuesday 29th August 2017
To: 3:00pm on Tuesday 29th August 2017