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You might like your Xmas holiday action-packed, or perhaps you prefer the ‘less-is-more’ approach. But whatever you’re looking for, we’re sure you’ll find it right here in Taupō.
Here’s our wrap-up of what’s on this festive season:
Spend Christmas Eve at The Brantry Restaurant. Their incredible menu will have you feeling all kinds of joy, and outdoor dining in their courtyard is just delightful. It is the perfect place for a celebratory glass of bubbles.
You had to be quick to get into Bistro Lago at the Hilton Lake Taupō, as lunch and dinner on Christmas Day are already booked out. But they are happy to put people on a waitlist, so call and speak to the friendly team. You could even have a Christmas Eve or Boxing Day drink here instead - the view up there is incredible.
The Christmas Eve Sunday Market at Northcroft Reserve (next to the mini golf) will be a biggie! Packed with makers and creators from near and far, it’s a fantastic space to grab some great eats and treats.
Market Central Taupō also hosts Dinner by the Lake, which is every Thursday from 21st of December to the 8th of February.
If you’re up for an adventure on Christmas Day, jump aboard the Ernest Kemp - a gorgeous, replica steamboat that will take you on a little journey around the lake edge before heading to the Ngātoroirangi Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings. It’s a wonderful way to add something extra special to your day.
Pre or post-Christmas Day, why not head to Huka Prawn Park? Spend a few hours with the family riding pedal boats, following an adventure walk with interactive experiences and getting wet with fun water activities! Bring a picnic or head to the Riverside restaurant and dine alfresco next to the mighty Waikato River.
Buckle up for an unforgettable adventure this Christmas day at Hukafalls Jet! Picture this: the Huka Falls, with their awe-inspiring power, are right in front of you, offering water-level views that'll leave you breathless. So, why not make your Christmas memorable this year with a heart-pounding journey through the beautiful Taupō region? It's a festive celebration you'll cherish in a place you'll love.
Enjoy an exciting day out at the Taupō Raceway, starting from midday on the 30th December 2023. Perfect for all ages, there’s free kids activities, ‘Fashion in the Field’, refreshments and country racing.
The Mega Fun Carnival is coming to town and opens at 6pm on Boxing Day! Located in Tongariro Domain with rides, foods and games - everyone is sure to have a blast.
The Taupō region is a popular place over the Christmas and summer season, and it’s not hard to see why. So if any of the above sounds good to you, we recommend that you book now to avoid disappointment.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
There’s no better way to start your day in the Taupō region than with a smashing good breakfast! And whether you’re all about short black and a bowl of muesli, or love a full English with a pot of tea, here’s a quick wrap-up of where you might like to grab a feed.