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We hope to provide some small moments of escape that remind us of the adventures we have shared in, and the beauty that surrounds us. Share your memories with us by tagging @lovetauponz #ilovetaupo.
Our family love Taupo so much that we decided to move here and make the lifestyle change a permanent one.More info
Long before berms were a thing and when a tabletop was literally the top of your dining table, mountain biking revolved around grabbing your map, planning a route along some dotted map lines and getting out there.More info
It all began in 2012 when my son and I were invited to Taupo to write a travel story. He was just six, so I was doing most of the writing but he was my angle – Fun with Son in Lake Paradise - and the seeds of our affection for Taupo were sown.More info
My first memories of Taupo are from when I was very young. I grew up in Hawke's Bay, a two hour drive away on the East Coast of the North Island. We travelled there for family holidays and stayed at our family friends bach in Wharewaka.More info
The air is crisp and still, and the sound of my sturdy boots chomping through frosty grass pierces the early morning stillness.More info
Funny, isn’t it, how it’s only when you leave a place that you experience the depth of its power and pull?More info
Hear memories from passionate operators and guides that have been sharing their love of this place with locals, domestic and international travellers for many years.More info
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Right now is the time to stay close to home. But we know you will be dreaming and planning of the time you can explore again and here you will find some inspiration to help you plan your next trip. We look forward to welcoming you back to Taupō to make new memories, when the time is right.
From stunning white sand surf beaches teaming with marine wildlife, to the rich history and ancient lands of New Zealand's indigenous people, steaming geothermal valleys to world-renowned wineries and dining, the Central North Island offers an exceptional holiday like no other.