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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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.
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.
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 - 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Play one we all know! NZ Tour
Internationally acclaimed indie folk artist Graeme James is back on the road to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release “Play one we all know!” His first covers album was released in 2013, one year ...
Where: Centre Stage, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Matai St, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 23rd September 2023
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 23rd September 2023
Elton John vs Billy Joel 'NZ Tribute' Taupo: SOLD OUT
Award-winning Elton John Vs Billy Joel *NZ Tribute* Rocket Man vs Piano Man Sold out Live at Great Lakes Centre, Taupo Saturday 23rd September Join one of New Zealand's favourite duos Cam and Sam as they perform ...
Where: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 23rd September 2023
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 23rd September 2023
Greening Taupō Community Planting Day
Our last planting for the 2023 season. Come along and join in the tradition of planting at the beautiful Whakaipō Bay. Everyone is welcome! Planting and parking are close to the shelter at the beginning of the ...
Where: Whakaipo Bay Recreation Reserve, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Mapara Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 10:00am on Saturday 23rd September 2023
To: 12:00pm on Saturday 23rd September 2023
Taupō Gypsy Fair
The Annual Gypsy Fair returns to Tongariro North Domain, Taupo. The travelling fair has been going for over 30+ years across the North and South Islands of NZ. Come and check out the funky stalls and some of our cool ...
Where: Tongariro North Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Tongariro Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 9:00am on Saturday 23rd September 2023
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 24th September 2023
New Zealand Taxidermy Association 2023 Taxidermy Competition
The Taxidermy Competition brings together top taxidermists from around New Zealand to show off their skills in the Taxidermy of Mammals, Birds and Fish. The judges for the competition are world champions in their own ...
Where: Taupo Arts and Craft Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 5 Redoubt Road, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 9:00am on Saturday 23rd September 2023
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 24th September 2023
Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour Sep 2023
You’ve got a great passion for yoga and you’re ready to take your practice to the next level. Maybe it’s time to take the next step to becoming a certified yoga teacher so that you can fulfill your ...
Where: Acacia Bay Home, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 400 Gillespie Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 3:00pm on Monday 11th September 2023
To: 11:30am on Friday 29th September 2023
Jellicoe & Bledisloe
When photographer David Cook moved into Hamilton East, he was drawn to the colourful, creative and chaotic lives of his neighbours. With camera in hand, he explored back-yard mechanics to Sunday roasts, inventing an ...
Where: Taupo Museum, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 10:00am on Saturday 26th August 2023
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 8th October 2023
The Look of Love ( Burt Bacharach Song Book )
Sue Brown has been in the music scene in Taupo for many years. Recently she performed at Taranaki Jazz Club and featured as a guest at Art Deco Events The Marshalls: A group of Taupo talented Peter Marshall on tenor ...
Where: St Andrew's Anglican Church, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 91 Titiraupenga St, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 4:30pm on Sunday 24th September 2023
To: 6:30pm on Sunday 24th September 2023
Rock and Roll Sunday Social
Rock and Roll Sunday Social. Held on the last Sunday of every month at the Local Diner (Stag Park) 140 Napier Road, Hilltop, The Social Starts at 4 pm You don't need to be a dancer or have a partner to come along. ...
Where: The Local Diner (Stag Park), Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 140 Napier Road, Hilltop, Taupo, Lake Taupo
From: 4:00pm on Sunday 30th July 2023
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 26th November 2023
Market Central Taupō - Sunday Farmers' & Craft Market
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 19th June 2022
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 28th April 2024