Autumn in Taupō

March / April / May
12˚C – 25˚C

As the heat of summer cools into crisp mornings, warm days and star-filled nights, Taupō offers a rich visual and gastronomic bounty. Autumn is a season to relax and indulge the senses.

Long lakeside walks, nature hikes and biking are the best way to see the spectacular autumn colour show of the trees. A boat cruise is a relaxing way to admire the scenic wonders of Lake Taupō or find some of New Zealand’s best trout fishing spots. If you’re a keen golfer, any one of the top-class golf courses offers a great day on the fairways.

Foodies can sample local garden-to-plate dining at one of the many cafes and restaurants, perhaps after a soak in a geothermal hot spring. And if the weather turns, just settle in front of a crackling fire at a luxury retreat, charming lakeside lodge or boutique guest accommodation.

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