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Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is the largest fresh water lake in the southern hemisphere. Lake Taupo surrounded by beautiful forests, volcanic mountains and snowy peaks in winter is a hub for events and activities year round. There are many activities centered on and around Lake Taupo and the numerous tributaries that feed into it. World-class trout fishing, scenic cruises, kayaking, sailing, white water rafting, wakeboarding and summer time swimming are all popular with locals and visitors alike. The Great Lake Taupo area really is nature’s ultimate playground. The stunning vistas, lake-front cafes and the ever sought after New Zealand geothermal hot springs further making it a wonderful place to relax and escape busy city life.

Lake Taupo is the caldera of a large volcano which began erupting about 300,000 years ago and has produced two of the world’s most violent eruptions in recent times; the Oruauni Eruption and the Taupo Eruption. For geologists, Lake Taupo is one of the world's most formidable volcanoes and scientists are on constant lookout for the warning signs that herald the next big eruption. more

However, for most New Zealanders and overseas visitors, Lake Taupo is one big, beautiful lake and hugely popular for boating and fishing. In fact it is known as the world’s trout fishing capital. Fly fishing is allowed on all of the rivers flowing into the lake, as well as on the lake itself.

Accommodation in Taupo is widely available and includes hotels, motels, bed and breakfast accommodation, apartments, lodges, holiday homes, backpacker and campgrounds.

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  • ALPINE LAKE MOTOR LODGE - Taupo

    ALPINE LAKE MOTOR LODGE - Taupo

    Conveniently located close to the town centre, and the majestic shores of Lake Taupo. We have a range of accommodation options to suit all requirements. Our motel unit range includes large studios with private courtyards, spa baths and super-king size beds to Corporate Studios with special rates for business travellers. We also have family units and units suitable for groups.

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    0800 400 141 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    141 Heuheu Street, Taupo, New Zealand
  • BOULEVARD WATERS MOTOR LODGE - Taupo

    BOULEVARD WATERS MOTOR LODGE - Taupo

    Mobile-friendly - Experience the best of Lake Taupo accommodation in one of our 10 boutique motel rooms. Corporate travellers, families and couples will love our rooms which all featuring king size beds, free Wi-Fi, My Sky Guest Select 50+ channels, in-room spas, under-floor central heating and kitchen facilities, and of course unobstructed lake views. Enjoy our quiet accommodation on Lake Taupo.

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    0800 541 541 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    215 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
  • CASCADES LAKEFRONT MOTEL - Taupo

    CASCADES LAKEFRONT MOTEL - Taupo

    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.

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    303 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
  • CRATERS OF THE MOON - Taupo

    CRATERS OF THE MOON - Taupo

    Mobile-friendly - 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. Explore geothermal areas often wreathed in clouds of steam from the heat just below your feet!

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    171 Karapiti Rd, Taupo, New Zealand
  • DUNALISTAIR HOUSE - Taupo

    DUNALISTAIR HOUSE - Taupo

    Luxury 4 bedroom holiday home and retreat located at Kinloch Club, Lake Taupo. Dunalistair House offers an impressive stay full of comfort features. No expense spared in creating a lavish and comfortable award-winning home. Just minutes from Lake Taupo this property caters up to 8 guests. Excellent location for weddings. The Jack Nicklaus designed golf course tops off your stay.

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    44 The Fairways, RD1, Waikato, 3377, New Zealand
  • EZYFISHING CHARTERS - Bay of Plenty

    EZYFISHING CHARTERS - Bay of Plenty

    A Kiwi Bay of Plenty Fishing, mussel farm fishing, and Hunting business that lets you choose between saltwater or freshwater fishing or local hunting. Novice or experienced. Lindsay will teach and share his childhood passion in and around Whakatane, White Island, Whale or Raurimu Islands and Rotorua and Taupo Lakes. Trout, Snapper, Kingfish, all gear supplied.

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    0800 454 699 (0800 4 LINZY) (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  • MILLENNIUM HOTEL AND RESORT MANUELS - Taupo

    MILLENNIUM HOTEL AND RESORT MANUELS - Taupo

    Mobile-friendly - Boasting a spellbinding lake edge location, with uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains from accommodation rooms, restaurants and bar areas. The hotel is luxuriously furnished with an ambience and art collection to delight all visitors. Restaurants offer superb award-winning cuisine, while three conference venues can cater for meetings, events and weddings.

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    0800 555 511 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    243 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi, Taupo, New Zealand
  • MOTUTERE BAY TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK - Lake Taupo

    MOTUTERE BAY TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK - Lake Taupo

    Mobile-friendly - The only park right on the shores of the most picturesque, freshwater lake in the world. Bring your dog and pitch the family tent, park the caravan, launch the boat, enjoy the family and create memories. Take a moment and enjoy the fishing, drive to the snow or drop those skis in the water, or stroll along the water's edge.

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    0800 668 229 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    2819 State Highway 1, RD 2, Turangi, New Zealand
  • OASIS RESORT - Taupo

    OASIS RESORT - Taupo

    Mobile-friendly - Fabulous lakefront property sure to delight the whole family. On the shores of Lake Taupo with outstanding views of the lake and mountains. Enjoy our large heated swimming pool, indoor or outdoor spas, play tennis, or take a beautiful scenic walk along the water's edge. Two adjacent restaurants. Facilities to accommodate everyone, including conference facilities.

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    0800 555 378 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    241 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi, Taupo, New Zealand
  • ORCHARD VIEW HOMESTAY AND B&B - Taupo

    ORCHARD VIEW HOMESTAY AND B&B - Taupo

    Mobile-friendly - Orchard View homestay and camping; situated in picturesque surroundings just five minutes from Kinloch village with its beautiful beaches and activities. We now offer pitches for your tents, camper vans. Or why not try our easy camping: we supply tent and all your bedding, linen and basic cooking essentials. Glamping yurt available.

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    35 Hurunui Lane, Kinloch, Taupo, New Zealand
  • SACRED WATERS APARTMENTS - Lake Taupo

    SACRED WATERS APARTMENTS - Lake Taupo

    Mobile-friendly - Sacred Waters is guaranteed waterfront magic on the edge of crystal clear Lake Taupo. From the magnificent 180-degree views to the exquisite internal water features, Sacred Waters will impress you with its attention to detail. Gymnasium, heated lap-pool and more. 5-Star Rated. Free WiFi, 50+ SkyTV Channels and thermal hottub in each apartment. Book direct for the BEST ONLINE RATES!!

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    221-225 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi, Taupo, New Zealand
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  • TAUPO'S FLOAT PLANE - Taupo

    TAUPO'S FLOAT PLANE - Taupo

    Mobile-friendly - Taupo's Float Plane is one of the top things to do in Taupo. Enjoy a unique flightseeing experience over Tongariro National Park, the Bay of Plenty and, of course, Great Lake Taupo. We have a great selection of options and packages for experiencing one of NZ's most scenic regions. Highly experienced flight-crew for your comfort and total confidence.

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    PO Box 238, Taupo, New Zealand
  • WAIPAHIHI BOTANICAL RESERVE - Lake Taupo

    WAIPAHIHI BOTANICAL RESERVE - Lake Taupo

    Waipahihi Botanical Reserve is an amazing garden built with love, and is also a fun Taupo walk. Situated high on a hill, Waipahihi Botanical Reserve has spectacular views over Great Lake Taupo to the mountains of the Tongariro National Park. The reserve is a free Taupo activity and was established in 1966.

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  • WHAREWAKA LODGE - Taupo

    WHAREWAKA LODGE - Taupo

    Mobile-friendly - Wharewaka Lodge is an eco-friendly, luxury lakeside bed and breakfast nestled on the eastern edge of Lake Taupo. Each room features a tiled en suite bathroom with separate shower and bath, private balcony, sitting area with desk, wireless broadband internet, fridge with complimentary wines, juices, specialty teas, filter coffee, herbal toiletries and beautiful cotton bed linen designed for Wharewaka Lodge.

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    87 Wharewaka Road, Four Mile Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
  • WINDSOR MOTEL - Waitahanui

    WINDSOR MOTEL - Waitahanui

    Mobile-friendly - Windsor Motel offers a range of accommodation including 8 two-bedroom self-contained units, fisherman's cabins and 28 powered campsites. Shop, kitchen, laundry, toilets and showers. Located in park-like grounds across the highway from Lake Taupo and approx 10kms to Taupo township. Great fly-fishing base. Our motel is centrally located and is a great stop-over point between Wellington and Auckland.

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    147 State Highway 1, Waitahanui, Taupo Town District, New Zealand
  • XQUIZIT - Rotorua

    XQUIZIT - Rotorua

    Mobile-friendly - We are a small owner-operated company offering you a private and personalised tour, so you too can share our beautiful country which we are so proud of. We can be flexible too. You let us know what your interests are and we can suggest the appropriate tour for you: sightseeing, cultural, fishing and golfing... Airport transfers are also available.

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    PO Box 4100, Rotorua, New Zealand

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Beats By Bingo

From: Thu 29th Feb 2024

MC Dan is back behind the mic at 2 mile bay sailing club hosting the best NZ musical bingo show in town. Come along to this awesome night of prize winning, mass sing alongs, throw back jams and guilty pleasure tunes. ...

Where: Two Mile Bay Sailing Club, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 331 Lake Terrace, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 7:30pm on Thursday 29th February 2024
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 29th August 2024

Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taupō Winter Festival 2024

From: Fri 5th Jul 2024

Taupō in summer is pretty great....but we reckon it's even better in the winter! The Malcolm Flower Insurance Taupō Winter Festival runs over two weeks during the July school holidays and has a programme jam-packed ...

Where: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 5:00pm on Friday 5th July 2024
To: 9:30pm on Sunday 21st July 2024

Wairakei Estate Ice Rink and Ice Slide

From: Fri 5th Jul 2024

Taupo’s Tongariro North Domain comes alive with mid-winter fun as the Wairakei Estate Ice Rink and Ice Slide returns as part of the Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taupo Winter Festival to skate away the mid-winter ...

Where: Wairakei Estate Ice Rink, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Tongariro North Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 10:00am on Friday 5th July 2024
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 21st July 2024

Mulligans Open Mic Night & Live Music

From: Thu 27th Jun 2024

Welcome to home of Taupo's local musicians for jamming together for over 20 years "There are no strangers, only friends, you haven't met yet." Come up with your Talent, we can provide you our backline & stage. ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Thursday 27th June 2024
To: 11:00pm on Thursday 3rd July 2025

Speedcubing Competition - North Island Championship 2024

From: Fri 19th Jul 2024

North Island Championship 2024 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition. Speedcubing is a competitive sport involving solving a range of twisty puzzles, such as the famous Rubik's ...

Where: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 8:30am on Friday 19th July 2024
To: 5:30pm on Sunday 21st July 2024

Taa E Kōrero Ana - Marks That Speak

From: Sat 15th Jun 2024

Taa e kōrero ana - Marks that speak Taa e kōrero ana, is a compelling exhibition of new works and explorations by Vanessa Wairata Edwards. This body of work is the visual component of Vanessa’s final year ...

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

From: 10:00am on Saturday 15th June 2024
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 28th July 2024

He Tāhei Poananga

From: Sat 15th Jun 2024

'He Tāhei Poananga' is an acknowledgement of the rising of Puanga, which rises ahead of the appearance of Matariki. Puanga guides the kāhui whetū Matariki along with other stars as they rise in the night sky. With the ...

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

From: 10:00am on Saturday 15th June 2024
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 28th July 2024

Trans Tasman Buhurt Cup and Waihora Reborn

Sat 20th Jul 2024

What is BuHurt? Buhurt was the tournament format in Western Europe from around 1250 to 1320. The word “Buhurt” is derived from the word “Bohourd”, which roughly translates to “to ...

Where: Taupo Events Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 26 AC Baths Avenue, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 9:00am on Saturday 20th July 2024
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2024

Market Central Taupō - Sunday Farmers' & Craft Market

From: Sun 14th Jul 2024

Market Central is a vibrant and exciting market that operates every Sunday morning on Taupō's beautiful lakefront. With many talented creators, makers, growers & entertainers, Market Central is the best way to ...

Where: Northcroft Reserve, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Lake Terrace, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 9:00am on Sunday 14th July 2024
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 25th May 2025

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Poker Night – Texas Hold'em Tournament

From: Tue 14th May 2024

New Players Always Very Welcome..... Beginners | Intermediate | Advanced... All Poker Players Welcome! 6pm Start.... Rego Open from 5.15pm Early Bird Chip (5000) cuts off at 6pm, when the game starts. Free 10,000 ...

Where: Finn's Bistro and Beer Garden, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 10 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 14th May 2024
To: 9:30pm on Tuesday 25th February 2025

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Boutique vineyard-stay near the town of Alexandra.