Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to Taupō.

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.

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Top things to do in Taupō

Ski & snowboard

At Mt Ruapehu, you can enjoy the longest ski season in Australasia (June to October) on New Zealand's largest commercial ski fields. There’s brilliant skiing, snowboarding, sledding and snow play for everyone, from the littlest snow bunnies to serious athletes and adventurers. 

Geothermal walkways 

Cycling & mountain biking 

Water adventures 

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Deals in Taupō

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.


    Lava Glass Winter Treat

    With every item bought from our new delicious blackboard café menu, you'll receive free entry into our glassblowing studio and sculpture garden.

    Save $15 pp Valid weekdays in June and July 2019, except for Queens Birthday Weekend and school holidays. More info 
  • Great Lake Trail Luxury Stay,Bikes,Shuttles & more!

    2 night stay,one day riding Great Lake Trail,all inclusive

    Save NZD $ 200.0

    Valid between: 5 Mar 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

    More info 
  • Wairakei Resort Taupō

    Indulgence hot pools package

    Enjoy 1 night stay for two people, bubbles on arrival, breakfast and hot pool passes to Wairakei Terraces with Wairakei Resort Taupō.

    From $199 Terms & conditions apply More info 
  • Tongariro Mountain Bikes

    Tongariro River Trail e-bike tour

    Explore the Tongariro River Trail by e-bike with Tongariro Mountain Bikes.

    From $65 pp Normally $109 pp More info 

Paul Froggatt

Executive chef, Huka Lodge

“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.”

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