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.
“Traditional lodge food used to be a soup, a salad, a steak, I’m not here to cook that. I want to give people an experience that they’ve never had before. I’m competing against a million-dollar view and I want the food to shine on its own. I don’t want people just looking down the river as they eat. I want them to look at their plate as well.”Find out more
Make your trip to Taupō extra special with these deals and discounts on the best attractions, activities, tours, things to do and places to stay.
2 night stay,one day riding Great Lake Trail,all inclusiveSave NZD $ 200.0
Valid between: 5 Mar 2019 - 31 Aug 2019More info
The Taupō region’s towns and villages range from a bustling lakeside resort to picturesque villages with photo ready scenery all nestled in the heart of New Zealand's North Island. Find out more about Taupō's accommodation options.
Autumn is the perfect time for walking and biking journeys, long soaks in geothermal hot pools and lakeside wining and dining over lingering golden sunsets late into the night.