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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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  • Bed & Breakfast

    The Loft

    An invitation to step into a world full of old-fashioned charm and kiwi hospitality. Just 5 minutes from Taupo township, The Loft is nestled on a hillside above Lake Taupo in picturesque Acacia Bay. There is a great restaurant within walking distance

    $195 - $230 Book now
  • Holiday Homes

    The Point Villas Taupō

    A stunning waterfront luxury holiday house that is simply the best accommodation Lake Taupo has. 2 tennis courts, swimming pool, direct beach access, absolute privacy, views forever, and outstanding quality make this a stunning vacation rental.

    $2,495 - $2,900 Book now
  • Climbing

    The Edge Indoor Rock Wall

    Our indoor climbing wall at Taupo Events Centre is a challenging and fun all-weather activity for all ages!

    $12
  • Miscellaneous Madness

    Taupo Karts

    Drive one of the most powerful recreational karts in the world! Open 7 days a week. Kids karts and tandem karts also available.

    $49 - $125 Book now
  • Cultural Attractions

    Ernest Kemp Scenic Cruise Lake Taupo

    Daily Scenic Cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings onboard the Ernest Kemp- Replica Steamboat. 4 cruises daily during summer months. 2 cruises daily during winter months. Get close to view the carvings, 2 hour duration.

    $35 - $45 Book now
  • Holiday Parks

    Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort

    Award winning 5-Star Thermal Resort-Overlooking Lake Taupo/Tongariro National Park. With an exceptional range of Accommodation. Big Bounce Air Pad, free WiFi, Hot Springs & Water Park, water-playground & Day spa will keep the whole family entertained

    $30 - $450 Book now
  • Cultural Attractions

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures (TKA) specialises in guided scenic tours and trips on Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest fresh water lake, rivers, streams, walking and mountain biking tracks and trails in the Great Lake Taupo Region.

    $65 - $400 Book now
  • Luxury Lodge

    Huka Lodge

    Renowned for its luxurious hospitality, Huka Lodge offers 18 Junior Lodge Suites, one Lodge Suite and two exclusive cottages - the Owner's Cottage with four suites and the new two-suite Alan Pye Cottage.

    $890 - $14,000
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