Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome.

This is Taupō. The heart of Aotearoa New Zealand’s beautiful North Island.

At the centre of our region is sparkling Lake Taupō, the great inland sea of New Zealand. As you travel around the lake, you will find every landscape you can imagine. Snow-blanketed winter ski fields and alpine deserts. Ancient forests alive with birdsong. Trout-filled rivers and the thundering Huka Falls. Steaming geothermal valleys with rejuvenating hot springs. Three towering volcanoes in the awesome and otherworldly landscape of Tongariro National Park.

Discover what makes people love Taupō.

A diverse and awe-inspiring landscape born from volcanic eruptions and carved by ice age glaciers, Tongariro National Park is a place of natural wonders and spiritual significance. Discover the dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park 

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Our towns & villages

Taupō Town

Taupō town

The Taupō region’s largest town is a bustling lakeside resort in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. The town has photo-ready mountain and lake vistas every way you turn, and plenty of things to do. 

Mangakino

Mangakino 

Kinloch

Kinloch 

Turangi

Turangi 

Our stories

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Must do's in Taupō

To help you plan your trip, here's a list of the best Taupō attractions and activities based on TripAdvisor reviews. 

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How do I pronounce Taupō? 

21 free things to do in Taupō 

The Insider’s Guide to Food and Wine in Taupō 

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