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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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  • Urban and Scenic Attractions

    Pure Kiwi Adventures - $10 Segway Ride

    A great stop off and affordable play for everyone. At only $10 for a segway ride, you can't beat it's value. Enjoy the thrills of the Segway Tour. Open during school holidays and long weekends. Find us on the Lake Terrace next to Taupo Mini Putt.

    $10
  • Custom Transfers

    Backyard Tours Tongariro Alpine Crossing Turangi transfers

    Tongariro Alpine Crossing – transport vans depart Turangi, and Backyard Tours Private Carpark SH46, providing round-trip transfers. Naturally includes our Māori blessing, Photo, local sharing of knowledge and stories, and free drink at end. Book Now.

    $40 - $70 Book now
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures Kayak Fishing Tours

    Come and fish beautiful Lake Taupo out of purpose built fishing kayaks. Fish for Rainbow trout and the odd Trophy Brown trout, while enjoying the serenity that only kayak fishing provides. Fishing is available all year round.

    $250 - $450 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
  • Visitor Information Centre

    Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

    We provide a comprehensive, impartial information an booking service for Taupo, the Great Lake Taupo Region and New Zealand for accommodation, activities, attractions and travel bookings.

  • 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
  • Walking & Hiking

    Chris Jolly Outdoors Snowshoeing Adventures

    Imagine yourself in a winter wonderland taking in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Our Snowshoeing New Zealand packages are for virtually anyone, offering you the freedom to explore a pristine winter landscape you will never forget.

    $270 - $350 Book now
  • Holiday Homes

    Taupō Central Apartment

    Stylishly designed and furnished self-serviced apartment conveniently located only a 5 min walk from central Taupo but set in a lovely quiet area overlooking a river. Its spaciousness, tasteful decor and great amenities make for an excellent getaway.

    $245 - $395 Book now
  • Motels

    Waitahanui Lodge

    Classic, rustic, charming, quirky, nostalgic - all descriptions guests have used to describe the Waitahanui lodge. It's a kiwiana treasure right on the lake edge and just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Taupo and 5kms from the airport.

    $99 - $209
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