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From pop-up cuisine to fine dining experiences, Taupo has an abundance of incredible food vendors.

All the ingredients you need

Create your own Welcome Function Food Festival for your group and include some of Taupo’s talented music artists and make a night of it at one of our amazing venues. Head out on a group expedition and meet some of Taupo’s artisan producers, hearing their stories and tasting delicious local flavours. Explore the many bars, cafés and restaurants, or head onto the lake for a feast with a view.

Under 2 hours

Taupo offers plenty of bite-sized tastes when it comes to food-related experiences. Wander Wairakei Resort’s International Market Street Food night market, host an adventurous and sweet team building activity to create a Gingerbread House at Hilton Lake Taupo, sip delicious teas and nibble on a scrumptous array of treats while overlooking the lake at Bistro Lago’s Timeless High Tea, or wind down with a pizza and Peroni at Taupo’s only over-water venue, Two Mile Bay Sailing Club.

From 2 to 4 hours

Test your team’s mettle with ‘Masterchef-style’ wild food challenges at Poronui Lodge, where they live off the land – albeit with luxury lodgings and fine wine to fall back on. Dine alongside a tranquil geothermal stream at Wairakei Resort, or choose from dining options at the Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo including the award winning Edgewater restaurant or their lakeside bar overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Taupo. Book into one of the many eateries for a long lunch.

From 4 to 6 hours

Experience Maori culture by making and eating your own traditional hangi onsite at Hilton Lake Taupo. Treat your incentive group to some of New Zealand’s best cuisine when they stay at Huka Lodge or Kinloch Manor & Villas. Challenge your group to catch their dinner with a fly fishing experience or take a progressive lunch – sampling local signature dishes at different destinations. Incentive groups can head skyward on a heli-lunch – combining delicious cuisine and sensational views.

From half to full day

Start your day by indulging in Aotearoa’s largest selection of artisan honey products at Huka Honey Hive. Excite the senses with an array of 100% pure NZ and manuka honey, mead, natural health and wellbeing products, and take part in an interactive beekeeping tour where you will take home a jar of your own hand-spun honey. Then head into town to sample some of Taupo’s award-winning local craft beer at a range of bars and restaurants sprinkled in the township and along the lake’s edge.

After dark

Taupo’s food scene heats up after dark, with plenty of bars and restaurants available offering your group a memorable night out that will more than satisfy their taste buds. Catering for small to large groups, Taupo serves up cuisine with the passion of fresh local ingredients matched with outstanding chefs and service. Whether it’s casual fun dining or uber smart formal dining, Taupo can cater for you, ensuring your group will finish the day recharged and ready for a rewarding sleep.

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