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 - 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!
Mediterranean-style motel complex in a park-like setting with private courtyard. Walking distance to your choice of restaurants, shops, parks and lakeshore. 14 one and two-bedroom, fully self-contained motel units. Sauna, spa pool and barbecue area. Wireless broadband service available. Close to Lake Taupo.
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, spacious rooms, to rest and relax from your Taupo activities and experiences. All our Taupo motel accommodation is fully self-contained with separate lounge. 7 rooms feature spa bath. Book through the link on this page, get complimentary breakfast per-person each night you stay. 50+ Sky TV Channels.
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 - Situated only 10 minutes from Taupo and Kinloch; the perfect place to base your holiday in the central North Island. We are surrounded with activities including trout fishing, hiking, horse riding, tandem skydiving, bungy jumping, white water rafting, quad bike adventures etc. New Zealand's famous thermal areas are all nearby and locally we have hot pools where you can relax.
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.
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The Merchant & Scenic Cellars Wine, Craft Beer and Food Expo
A great opportunity to enjoy the fabulous wine, craft beer and scrumptious food that is available from The Merchant and Scenic cellars. Lake Taupo's best restaurants and cafes will be showcasing their dining and ...
Where: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 15th August 2018
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 15th August 2018
Andrew Pudewa Conference Taupo
Its official! Andrew Pudewa (founder and director of the Institute of Excellence in Writing, expert speaker on issues relating to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music, equipper of educators, and general ...
Where: Lake Taupo Christian School, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 42 Kiddle Dr, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 5:30pm on Wednesday 15th August 2018
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 15th August 2018
Navy In Concert
Join the RNZN Band Live in Concert! We are very excited to return to our beautiful adopted hometown of Taupo to continue our annual concert series. Come along for a wonderful night of music from our full Concert Band, ...
Where: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 16th August 2018
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 16th August 2018
Mulligans Open Mic Night Live Music
"There are no strangers, only friends, you haven't met yet." Come up with your Talent, we can provide you our backline & stage. - Musicians, Poets, Ssshhong Writers, Comedians All Players are welcome. Let's Jam, It's ...
Where: Mulligans Bar, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 15 Tongariro Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 9:00pm on Thursday 15th February 2018
To: 12:00am on Friday 5th April 2019
How to Be a Better Leader
Yes, it’s a test! Can you get to a class on better leadership on a Friday night? “Too busy”, “Haven’t got time,” “The end of the day is always stressful,” “TGIF”… find a bit of fuel left in your ...
Where: Central Plateau REAP, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 73 Titiraupenga St, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 6:30pm on Friday 17th August 2018
To: 8:30pm on Friday 17th August 2018
Early-Childhood Education and Play
Whakamaru Playcentre is a free parent-run programme for children aged 0-5 years. There are lots of fun activities including a sandpit, craft, playground, swings, painting, dress ups, carpentry shed, bikes, toys and ...
Where: Whakamaru Playcentre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Cnr Arataki Rd & Tihoi Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 9:30am on Monday 13th August 2018
To: 12:00pm on Friday 28th September 2018
The Big Red With Guest Chef Analiese Gregory
Wines of Portugal, are fast becoming a global phenomenon with Wine Spectator recently declaring “If you miss Portuguese wines, you will be missing out on what is arguably the most exciting new wine chapter in ...
Where: Huka Lodge, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 271 Huka Falls Road, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 18th August 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 19th August 2018
Every Saturday for the months of August and September, get together with your amigos and enjoy an authentic all you can eat Mexican buffet at Wairakei Resort’s Pavilion Restaurant! Sample the dishes that this unique ...
Where: Wairakei Resort, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: State Highway 1, Wairakei, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 4th August 2018
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 29th September 2018
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: Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Redoubt Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 9:00am on Saturday 6th January 2018
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 29th December 2018
Wairakei Drive Community Planting Day
Let's have another awesome community planting day with the “Vegetator Vennell" team along Wairakei Drive. Everyone is welcome. Parking and planting is in the large paddock next to the Huka Honey Hive. Bring ...
Where: Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Karetoto Rd, Wairakei, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 11:00am on Sunday 19th August 2018
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 19th August 2018