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The heart of Aotearoa New Zealand’s North Island, Taupō is a place of extraordinary natural beauty – a vast, sparkling lake, trout-filled rivers, ancient forests, steaming geothermal zones and towering snow-blanketed mountains

With welcoming resort towns, lakeside villages and world-class luxury lodges to stay in, adventure, discovery and wonder lie just outside every door.

Love Nature
Love Creating

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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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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Taupo Moana - the great inland sea 

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The story behind the creation of the Mine Bay Māori rock carvings 

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Family-friendly bike trails around Taupō 

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