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  • Boutique & Lodge

    Centennial House Taupo

    Centennial House set on 5 acres of lush park like grounds with stunning landscaped gardens & water features. This 5 star luxury boutique lodge can cater for every occasion be it an amazing holiday, family retreat or romantic weekend getaway

    $795 - $1,500 Book now
  • Boat Cruises

    Chris Jolly Outdoors Taurikura Māori Cultural Scenic Cruise

    Hear the songs and stories of ancient Tuwharetoa, participate in interactive Maori performances and traditional games, learn to work the poi and even get your own moko tattoo on this special Lake Taupo Maori culture scenic cruise.

    $45 - $55 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
  • Family friendly

    Coriander Lime Kitchen

    Coriander Lime Kitchen is Taupo’s only Asian cooking school that offers cooking classes for adults as well as children.

  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Poronui - Fly Fishing

    While surrounded by spectacular scenery, cast a dry fly over a big, wild trout in a crystal-clear stream at Poronui. Choose from easily accessible waters or take a helicopter flight into the mountains to uncover more private, idyllic fishing spots.

    $1,435 - $13,345 Book now
  • Rafting

    Adrenaline Shot - Rafting & Skydive Combo

    You only live once!... Make it a good one! Rapid after Rapid, after rapid… There’s nothing more refreshing than a splash in the face, and nothing more pure than the pristine waters of the mighty Tongariro River.

    $538 Book now
  • Geothermal

    Spa Thermal Park

    Spa Thermal Park is home of the famous Otumuheke Stream hot pools. From here, you can also explore the Huka scenic walking trails and the Rotary Ride mountain bike trail.

  • Kayaking

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures Geothermal Walk and Waterfall (Squeeze) Trip

    Wander through the hidden valley of Orakei Korako exploring gushing geysers, hot springs & bubbling mud pools. Kayak down the Waikato River, maneuver through ‘The Squeeze’ & emerge at a warm waterfall. End the day with a hot cuppa at Orakei Korako.

    $235 Book now
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Two Mountains Trout Guide

    Richard Mowforth specialises in the Tongariro River, Taupo and Taranaki regions. Whether it's finding solitude on a quiet stretch of the Tongariro River or experiencing the secrets of a Taranaki stream let Richard guide you for a memorable experience

    $200 - $600
  • Spas/Health Resorts and Thermal Bathing Pools

    Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa

    Silcia terraces, thermal bathing pools, massage therapy and geothermal tours.

    $15 - $25
  • 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
  • Golf

    The Kinloch Club Golf Course

    Challenge yourself with a golfing experience unlike any other, where you can test your skill against the challenges designed by Jack Niklaus, one of the game's most enduring legends, as you play against the backdrop of stunning vistas and the crystal blue waters of Lake Taupo.

  • Bed & Breakfast

    Serenity on Wakeman

    Beautiful, spell-binding and stylish. These are words easily used by guests to describe this treasure with expansive views of New Zealand’s largest and most picturesque lake, Lake Taupo.

    $320 - $440 Book now
  • Motels

    Asure Ascot Motor Inn Taupō

    Modern, friendly motel in a quiet central location, within easy walking distance of town and the lakefront. Units are spacious and modern, some have lake and mountain views others have private courtyards. Access units also avaialble.

    $120 - $210 Book now
  • Holiday Homes

    Hatepe House

    An extremely comfortable Taupo holiday house only a 30 seconds walk from the lake edge. Spacious, warm and welcoming, nestled in beautiful trees on a quiet lane, with native birds all around, this is the perfect escape for families and friends.

    $450 - $695 Book now
  • Hiking trails

    Lake Rotopounamu Track

    Nestled on the side of Mt Pihanga, Lake Rotopounamu (‘greenstone lake’) is a special favourite of tree lovers and birdwatchers.

  • 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
  • Bird Watching

    Adrift Tongariro Guided Whanganui Canoe Trips

    These tours are designed for an alternative to walking this region of New Zealand's National parks. Explore rugged terrain and lush native forrest.

    $295
  • Hiking trails

    Kaimanawa Road short walks

    These two family short easy walks starting from Urchin Campsite at the end of Kaimanawa Road in the Kaimanawa Forest Park are perfect for families.

  • Rental Cars

    Taupo Airport

    With over 40 car rental locations nationwide Budget Rent a Car can help you on the road to discovery.

    $75 - $150 Book now
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