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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52 on Rifle Motel in Taupo prides itself on delivering friendly, quality, affordable Taupo accommodation. We offer self-contained units for single travellers, family unit set-ups and 3-bedroom options, ideal for groups. Only a short walk from Taupo town centre and with a cafe across the road, this Taupo accommodation has many conveniences for guests.
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.
We offer self-contained, serviced, motel accommodation on the edge of Lake Taupo. With a range of modern and well-equipped studios and 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments - all with complimentary WiFi and air conditioning, some with underfloor heating - we are the ideal Taupo accommodation option for couples, families, groups and corporates on business travel.
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.
Ashbrook Motel is centrally located in superbly quiet surroundings only minutes from central Taupo's shops, cafes and dining. Our range of accommodation is extensive and perfect for families, corporate or visitor to Taupō. Quality accommodation so close to everything, yet a quiet night's rest.
Asure Parklands Motor Lodge and motorhome park is a comfortable well-appointed 4-star motel in the heart of Turangi, near Taupo. Our sunny units open onto our expansive park-like grounds. Walking distance to Turangi township. Our motel, with on-site restaurant, is a popular cost-effective choice for functions, weddings and corporate events. Free Wifi. Great choice for families and business travellers alike.
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 - 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.
Located in an iconic Taupo building, slap bang in the centre of town. We are opposite the bus station and I-site and one block back from the Lake. The massive outdoor sun deck has views out over the park and of course the world famous Lake Taupo itself. Take advantage of our barbie, grab your mates and enjoy some sundowners.
Let Brewbus take you on a road of discovery with our own 'crafted' range of tour options into the heart and soul of this naturally growing New Zealand phenomenon. You'll meet the creators; you'll learn about their beers and you'll taste the finest.
Freedom camping is permitted in many places in New Zealand but the rules vary in each community. To be certain about local camping regulations, we recommend you check out the freedomcamping.org website and get the Camping NZ or Camper Mate app. You can also ask at an i-SITE or Department of Conservation visitor centre or holiday park. #explorerespectNZ
Mobile-friendly - Canoe Safaris have 30 years experience in guided one to five-day canoe tours of Whanganui National Park. Fun-filled river holidays for folks with little or no paddling experience, families with young children, and those over 70 years young. All equipment and food supplied. Canoe and Kayak Rental available. Our trips have perfect mixture of fun, adventure, and value for money.
Mobile-friendly - Beside 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 include outdoor heated swimming pool, spa, trampoline, BBQ's, bike, kayak and paddle board hire, Petfriendly on approval, parking room for boats, breakfast including gluten-free options. Family unit sleep7. Free wireless Internet, self-catering facilities.
Mobile-friendly - Our small group tours throughout New Zealand offer a more flexible and fun experience to ensure our guides show you more amazing sites in between our top destinations. Our day trips from both Auckland & Queenstown take you to the most popular sites in Aotearoa including Hobbiton, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Rotorua, Milford Sound & Wanaka just to name a few.
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 (Waitomo Caves / Hobbiton Movie Set Combo) 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, Free WiFi and full kitchen facilities (studios with kitchenettes).
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Swim Skills and Technique Workshops
Swimmers, triathletes, and water polo players. Improve your swim times in open water and in the pool. Well established as one of New Zealand's most effective swim technique coaches, Ally Boggs offers personalised swim ...
Where: AC Baths & Thermal Hot Pools, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 26 A C Baths Avenue, Tauhara, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 9:30am on Friday 24th May 2019
To: 7:30pm on Sunday 26th May 2019
Taste of Asia Buffet
Wairakei Resort has a kitchen full of talented chefs from all around the globe, many coming from various parts of Asia. How better to celebrate this diversity, the unique cultures and some of the tastiest food on the ...
Where: Wairakei Resort, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: State Highway 1, Wairakei, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 4th May 2019
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 29th June 2019
The Taupo Market
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 5th January 2019
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 28th December 2019
Want to learn how to compost? Come along to this free workshop we're holding in partnership with Taupo Community Gardens! The aim of this workshop is to educate interested residents on how to make composting work for ...
Where: Taupo Community Gardens, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 98 Richmond Ave, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 1:30pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
Matariki Hunga Nui - Matariki Of Many People
Featuring Whakapapa quilts by Maungarongo (Ron)Te Kawa and Artworks by Taupō District children and young people. Maungarongo Te Kawa (Ngāti Porou) is an artist, storyteller, quilter and fashion designer. His ...
Where: Taupo Museum, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 10:00am on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 4:30pm on Monday 1st July 2019
Artful Minds Art Exhibition
Hosted by Lava Glass Art Glass Studio, Gallery and Cafe, Artful Minds Exhibition brings together vibrant new works by nine innovative Taupo artists. This is the first exhibition for Artful Minds as a group. Open daily ...
Where: Lava Glass Sculpture Garden, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 165 State Highway 5, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 9:00am on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 5:00pm on Wednesday 31st July 2019
Sunday Roast Buffet
Treat yourself this Sunday by sitting down with the family to a delicious roast meal. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of fine roast beef, succulent pork and crackling, lamb infused with rosemary and garlic and ...
Where: Wairakei Resort, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: State Highway 1, Wairakei, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 6:00pm on Sunday 28th April 2019
To: 9:00pm on Sunday 29th September 2019
Aotearoa Poitarawhiti A Iwi National Netball Championships
This is an exciting 3 day tournament that welcomes organisations, clubs, friends and family teams to Taupo for our annual Mixed Netball Championships. We have 4 grades that accommodate to various levels of skill and ...
Where: Taupo Events Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 26 AC Baths Avenue, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 8:30am on Friday 31st May 2019
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 2nd June 2019
Taupo Art Connection Queen's Birthday Weekend Art Trail
The Taupō Art Connection Art Trail now in it's seventh year is a well established event on the Taupō art scene. This Queen's Birthday weekend event presents an opportunity for visitors to our region to meet and view ...
Where: Nukuhau Art Studio & Gallery, Taupo, Waikato
Address: 2/17 Whetu Place, Nukuhau, Taupo
From: 10:00am on Friday 31st May 2019
To: 4:00pm on Monday 3rd June 2019
Blue Light Taupo - Drive In Movie - Double Header
Blue Light is the volunteer arm of the NZ Police with a focus of youth events and programs free of Drugs and Alcohol. Our inaugural Queens Birthday Drive In Movie - Double Header, will involve a children's themed ...
Where: Waipahihi Sports Reserve, Taupo, Waikato
Address: 98 Richmond Ave, Taupo
From: 5:00pm on Saturday 1st June 2019
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 1st June 2019