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Big Sky Parasail, Lake Taupō
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Summer in Taupo

December / January / February
18˚C – 30˚C

From the first early dawn rays to the late evening sunsets, Taupo’s long summer days are filled with the promise of endless fun. 

The region’s lakes are abuzz with waterskiiers, boats, kayaks and swimmers. Up above paragliders and skydivers sail through the clear blue skies. You will find a long line of trampers taking on the challenge of the rugged, awe-inspiring Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Walkers and cyclists set up a steady parade around the lakefront, and the tables outside bars, restaurants and cafes are packed with al fresco diners.

In the rivers, the trout are in peak condition, and ready to strike, and in the forests native trees are heavy with berries to attract birds.

This is a great season to enjoy long bike rides and walks through the shady native bush, lazy afternoons at the lake, and Christmas holiday relaxation with family and friends at campgrounds, lakeside motels or private holiday cabins.

Summer stories

Walking & Hiking

Taupo summer must do's

Explore the beauty of the Taupō region these summer holidays and see how many activities you can tick off! 


Top 10 best summer hikes & walks in the Taupō region 

Children playing at Wharewaka beach in Lake Taupō
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Make the most of your summer by getting together in Taupō 

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The ultimate way to summer in Taupo: scenic walks and swimming spots 

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