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Taupō town

The Taupo 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.

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  • Apartments

    Taupō Riverfront Apartment

    A modern, spacious open-plan two bedroom apartment in Taupo overlooks the Waikato River, Taupo domain and marina. Sleeps six (two bedrooms plus sofa bed). Swimming pool onsite. Full kitchen facilities, double garaging. Kayaks and WiFi available free.

    $230 - $390 Book now
  • Holiday Homes

    Pepa's Bach Taupō

    Pepa's is a two bedroom bach located just 700m from the stunning waters edge in Lake Taupo. The perfect place for a summer holiday or weekend away with family or friends. 

    $140 - $180 Book now
  • Gardens

    Off Road Segway Experience

    Go from Beginner to Pro, starting out with learning how to ride and control your segway, before circling and weaving in and out of the trees, up and down slopes. A great option for families and groups. Upgrades to Thermal Safari, subject to avail

    $75
  • Bus/Coach Transport

    Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    Let us take you on a journey to experience for yourself the world famous and spectacular Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek. This is a door to door service that will ensure you have one of the greatest days of your life

    $25 - $70 Book now
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Whakaipo Lodge

    TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2019 & 2018 Award Winners & Supreme Winner of 2018 & 2016 NZ B&B Association Excellence Awards. Stunning location, luxury accommodation, fab food & wine and an authentically Kiwi experience. Relax in style near the Lake

    $295 - $425 Book now
  • Luxury Lodge

    Poronui Lodge

    Poronui is a luxury sporting lodge for the discerning traveller. Stay at the legendary Poronui Lodge, exclusive Blake House, or experience luxury camping at Safari Camp; and be assured of superb kiwi hospitality, innovative menus and fine wines.

    $675 - $1,285 Book now
  • 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
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Riverstone Fly Fishing Guides

    Riverstone Fly Fishing offers guided fly fishing day, multi-day or overnight camp out trips throughout the Taupo, Tongariro and Central North Island. We specialize in tailoring your experience to the adventure you seek and the time you have available

    $600 - $650 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
  • Urban and Scenic Attractions

    Great Lake Explorer

    Great Lake Explorer - Hop On Hop Off is a shuttle bus service in Taupō taking you to the local attractions in a convenient tour. There are so many great reasons why visitors come to Taupō, and we want to help show you the best of the region by making local transport even easier for you.

    $30
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