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What to do, where to go, what to see - let us help you plan your next visit to Taupo.

Whether you’re traveling through Taupo and have a day to spare, or a week long stay to explore our region, we have put together some sample itineraries set to inspire your planning.

If you would like to talk to someone about your plans or help with bookings, contact the experts at the Taupo or Turangi i-SITE's.

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  • Multi day trip

    A boys weekend in Taupo

    Want to celebrate your birthday with the boys? Does the groom want one last hoorah before tying the knot? Or do you simply want to escape to paradise with a few friends? Then Taupo is the place to be. With a range of activities from motor karts to a brewery tour, Taupo welcomes your group to explore all we have to offer.

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    A girls weekend in Taupo

    Do you need to organise a surprise birthday trip for a girlfriend? The bride-to-be wants a picturesque location to celebrate before tying the knot? Or do you simply want to escape to paradise with a few friends? Then Taupo is the place to be.

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    An art and culture lover's 1-day tour of Taupo

    Explore local art stops around Lake Taupo with this one day itinerary for the admirer of creativity. Discover hidden talent and popular artist hot spots, foody gems and off the beaten track attractions.

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  • Story

    Explore a landscape formed of fire and ice | 7-day itinerary

    New Zealand’s North Island plateau is a living breathing landmass of energy.

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    Discover epic Taupo trails

    Bike Taupo hosted international mountain bike legend Bas van Steenbergen and current Queen of Crankworx and three times Canadian downhill national champion Vaea Verbeeck for an epic few days riding in Taupo New Zealand.

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    3-day Central North Island road trip

    Explore Taupo’s incredible natural landscape on this 3-day nature-lovers itinerary.

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    Escape to New Zealand’s Central North Island

    From stunning white sand surf beaches teaming with marine wildlife, to the rich history and ancient lands of New Zealand's indigenous people, steaming geothermal valleys to world-renowned wineries and dining, the Central North Island offers an exceptional holiday like no other.

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  • Multi day trip

    48 hours in Taupo

    Heading to our glorious lakeside paradise for a couple of days? Here’s how to have a truly memorable 48 hours.

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    7 days of family fun in Taupo

    Taupo has long been a favourite family holiday spot where kids can get out into nature and go adventuring, just like kids are made to do. Our family itinerary highlights the best of our fun activities to suit every age and stage in the family.

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    Ultimate 3-day mountain bike escape

    Explore Taupo’s world-class trails, food and apres-bike experiences on this 3-day itinerary.

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