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Couples midweek escape

Escape to Taupo with your partner for a romantic midweek escape and explore the geothermal wonders of the Taupo region. Take to the trails on your e-scooters and indulge your inner foodie with three course fine dining. Then climb aboard with Sail Barbary and cruise the waters of Lake Taupo to the beautiful Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings. This three-day, two-night package is the perfect romantic escape to relax and recharge, giving you and your loved one the opportunity to reconnect with nature and create new fun-filled travel memories.

  • From $799 Based on two people

This midweek couples escape package includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation at Voyager Apartments in a one bedroom apartment
  • Fat Tyre Forest Trail e-scooter experience for two people with Pure Kiwi Adventures 
  • Self-guided entry to Orakei Korako for two people
  • A three course dinner for two at The Brantry including a complimentary house wine or beer
  • Cruise for two people to the Maori Rock Carvings with Sail Barbary

Package available for travel until 27 August 2020.

Your couples escape in Taupo

Day one

Drive to Taupo and check in for two nights’ accommodation at the beautiful Voyager Apartments, staying in a fully equipped one bedroom apartment. Your accommodation includes access to the heated pool, a private BBQ and full apartment facilities. 

This afternoon enjoy the sights of the Wairakei Tourist Park. First stop in at Lava Glass for lunch and explore the quirky sculpture garden, an award winning collection of locally made glass art. Watch the mesmerising art of glass-blowing, and browse the myriad of beautiful pieces for sale in the gift shop. 

Then visit Huka Honey Hive, where you can view live honeybees busy at work and learn about how honey is made. Shop for New Zealand made cosmetics, taste honey mead, liqueurs and every type of local honey you can imagine! Finish your visit with a delicious ice cream or a coffee. 

This evening take a photo together in front of the #LOVETAUPO sign, before heading out for a special dinner at Plateau. Enjoy the open fire and warm ambience of this lovely restaurant, where your biggest challenge will be deciding what to have!

Day two

Start your day with a Fat Tyre Forest Trail e-scooter adventure through the forest at the Craters of the Moon. Pure Kiwi Adventures will teach you how to ride your fat tyre scooter like a pro, and then lead you through beautiful trails of untouched bush.

This afternoon head north to the geothermal wonderland of Orakei Korako. Spend an hour or two wandering through this amazing steaming landscape, marvelling at New Zealand's largest silica terraces and the otherworldly colours of this volcanic phenomenon. 

In the evening check out the heated pool before taking the short stroll to The Brantry, one of Taupo's finest restaurants. Your package includes a fine-dining three course dinner and a complimentary glass of house wine and beer. You've earned it!

Day three

Have a sleep in this morning before heading into town for brunch at Spoon and Paddle. Then stroll the streets and see how many colourful Graffiato street art murals you can spot.

Your next stop is the Taupo boat harbour, where you will climb aboard with Sail Barbary for your last adventure. Cruise the bays of Lake Taupo and enjoy the breath-taking views south to the volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park. You will sail to the Maori Rock Carvings for a photo opportunity and to hear the story of this contemporary artwork. These 14 metre high carvings are only accessible by water and depict the face of Ngatoroirangi, the first ancestor of Tuwharetoa. 

Sail Barbary will return you to the boat harbour. After your sailing adventure wander the boutique stores of Taupo town and grab a few souvenirs before heading home, dreaming of your next romantic getaway.

Fill the form below and the i-SITE team will be in touch to discuss your requirements and finalise your booking. 

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