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Taupō town

The Taupō region’s largest town is a bustling lakeside resort in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. The town has photo-ready mountain and lake vistas every way you turn, and plenty of things to do.

The crystal-clear freshwater of Lake Taupo draws visitors to the town’s boutique and luxury lodges, lakeside hotels, motels and guest accommodation year-round, to swim and sunbathe, kayak, fish, enjoy family activities or soak up the atmosphere in the town’s many lakeside restaurants and bars.

In Taupo town centre, the streets are lined with boutique shops, cafes, craft galleries, art sculptures, public spaces and one of the country’s best children’s playgrounds. Further out, there are national and forest parks, natural hot springs, and adventure activity bases, including whitewater rafting, sky-diving and bungy-jumping.

Taupo town

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  • General Travel

    VentureOut Limited

    We co-create individual itineraries, primarily for self-drivers. With our local knowledge we help you personalize your journey with relevant information, maps and recommendations. This saves you time during the planning stage and enhances your stay.

  • Bus/Coach Transport

    Mt Ruapehu Snow Shuttle

    Hiking? Skiing or snowboarding? Sightseeing? Come and enjoy Mt Ruapehu in winter! Perfect for solo travelers, couples, families or small groups. Door to door premium service with the most experienced drivers. Less stress, no parking issues, more fun!

    $59 Book now
  • Bed & Breakfast

    Te Moenga Lodge

    Te Moenga Lodge offers guests a choice of B&B accommodation- private stand alone chalets with stunning lake views or quiet studio rooms with ensuites. With a hot-tub, outdoor pool and beautiful gardens guests can relax and enjoy a home away from home

    $190 - $345
  • Holiday Homes

    Luxury Holiday Home at The Kinloch Club Golf Course, Lake Taupo

    Award winning Dunalistair House offers four ensuite bedrooms for friends and families to explore and stay in one of New Zealand's hidden gem locations. Biking, walking, boating, rafting, cultural and kids activities abound in the area. Enjoy !

    $1,600 - $2,400 Book now
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Cruise Loloma Lake Taupo

    The Loloma; Lake Taupō Fishing Charter Cruise Boat. Facilities include galley, BBQ, toilet, and shower. Fishing, sightseeing, water-sports, or clay bird shooting. Fully customized options for up to 25 passengers or 6 passengers overnight.

    $20 - $260
  • Spas/Health Resorts and Thermal Bathing Pools

    Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs

    Unique thermal mineral hot pools with a thrilling dragon hydro slide & two amazing heated curved racing slides, children's interactive warm water playground, private pools and spa treatments.

    $22 - $23
  • Motels

    Mountain View Motel

    Eleven unit motel in a quiet location away from the SH1. Only a five minute walk to the lake and a 10 minute walk to the town centre.

    $95 - $265
  • Theme/Leisure Park

    Mind Junction

    Discover our new Interactive hands on Science experience Discovery Centre, or enjoy our Tricky Golf, maybe you prefer to take the controls of our Flight Simulator, plus five other activities. Open rain or shine and suitable for all ages.

    $2 - $35
  • Orienteering

    Taupo PLB Hire

    Taupo PLB Hire is run as a not for profit organisation and hire out the latest ACR locator beacons with built-in GPS locator chips. Made from durable ABS high impact/ high visibility plastic to withstand the rugged New Zealand terrain.

    $10 - $40 Book now
  • Motels

    Camellia Court Family Motel Taupō

    We are an affordable motel in Taupo. We have an assortment of motel and backpacker type cabin units. The motels are fully self contained.

    $40 - $255 Book now
  • Parasailing

    Big Sky Parasail

    Come fly 1000 ft. above Lake Taupo and see New Zealand's most beautiful lake from a bird's eye view. Feel secure that you are with the most experienced parasail crew and the finest vessels in the industry. 100% safety record.

    $99 - $119 Book now
  • Rental Cars

    Taupo Airport

    Rent with confidence and choose Avis for your Car Rental to explore New Zealand. Avis offers a wide range of rental cars in 38 different branches located across the country.

    $30 - $150 Book now
  • Hotels

    Sacred Waters Taupō

    The ultimate luxury experience! Separate thermal hot tubs in each apartment. Outdoor lap pool at 36 degrees, gymnasium, a large majority of apartments have 180 degree uninterrupted views of mountains and lakes.

    $245 - $805 Book now
  • Motels

    EMotel

    eMotel is a contemporary boutique motel perfectly situated beside the main town centre, on a quiet street, opposite a park and with lake views from each room. The Lakefront is only a few hundred metres away. The accommodation is superior luxury.

    $160 - $520 Book now
  • Apartments

    The Reef Resort

    Located on the Taupo lake front, with direct lake access. NO road between the property and lake. The pool is a heated fresh water pool, and a genuine thermal sitting pool. Rooms serviced daily and free WiFi. Complimentary Gym Membership off site.

    $150 - $900 Book now
  • Backpackers

    Base Taupo

    Base Taupo is a purpose-built luxury budget hostel with an ideal central location and stunning Lake Taupo and mountain views.

    $26 - $100 Book now
  • Spas/Health Resorts and Thermal Bathing Pools

    Living Waters Spa at Taupo DeBretts

    Relax your body and soothe your soul in the tranquil world of this unique spa experience. This is where the healing mineral waters of DeBretts Hot Springs combine with therapeutic massage and luxurious body treatments.

    $65 - $235
  • Cycle Hire

    FourB Bike Hire

    Hard tail, full suspension and electric Mountain bikes. Electric step through road bikes and race road bikes for hire.

    $20 - $180
  • Scenic Flights

    Heli Adventure Flights

    Heli Adventure Flights is Lake Taupo’s leading tour flight helicopter company. Taupo is in New Zealand’s North Island, set on the edge of Lake Taupo, the southern hemisphere’s largest crater lake (in fact, it is the size of Singapore!).

    $99 - $740
  • Volcanic/Geothermal

    INFLITE Experiences Taupo - Scenic Tours

    Treat yourself and a special someone to a breathtaking flight over iconic Taupo sights, get the adrenalin pumping with our Totally Taupo Combo or take the ultimate tour over the Tongariro crossing with an exclusive Alpine landing.

    $99 - $5,000
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