This is Taupo. The heart of Aotearoa New Zealand’s beautiful North Island.
At the centre of our region is sparkling Lake Taupo, 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.
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“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