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.

Discover Taupo's highlights

Scenic attractions

Huka Falls

You’ll hear the Huka Falls well before you see the waterfall – it’s the sound of nearly a quarter of a million litres of water per second erupting from a natural gorge and thundering 11m into the Waikato River below. 

Scenic attractions

Pureora Forest Park 

Scenic attractions

Tongariro River 

Scenic attractions

Tongariro National Park 

What's On

There's always something happening in Taupō. Check out our upcoming events and annual events.

New Zealand master carver, Matahi Brightwell, has commenced work on a major refurbishment of his iconic Lake Taupō rock carving.

Iconic Māori rock carving to get significant facelift 


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. 







Our stories

Top 10 Taupō Autumn Must Do's

Autumn brings out the best of Taupō’s relaxing holiday vibes, being the perfect time for walking and biking journeys with family and friends, long soaks in geothermal hot pools and lakeside wining and dining over lingering golden sunsets late into the night. 

10 Best Taupō Autumn Hikes 

See Taupō by bike this autumn 

Bike the bridges 

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