Whether you arrive in Taupo by air or by road, you’ll be blown away by the incredible scenery. You’ll find loads of family-friendly accommodation with lake and mountain views and friendly hosts. Try Anchorage Resort, Taupo De Bretts Spa Resort or Lake Taupo Holiday Resort for spacious accommodation and great facilities like thermally heated pools.
Taupo is world famous for its geothermal hot pools, so start your holiday with a hot swim at Taupo De Bretts Spa Resort. The kids can run riot in the interactive warm water playground, and they’ll love the dragon hydroslide and the two curved racing slides. There’s even a spa on site so one of you can sneak off for a massage while the kids play.
A great way to find your bearings in Taupo is to walk or bike with the family along the lakefront Great Lake Walkway. There are incredible views across the lake to the ancient volcanic peaks of Tongariro National Park, and you’ll find ice cream and coffee stops along the way. Bikes, including kid-sized ones, can be hired from any bike shop in town.
Be sure to get a family photo in front of the iconic #LOVETAUPO sign on the lakefront as you pass by the town centre.