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Taupo things to see and do

What makes the Taupo region so special? It’s harder to know where to stop than where to start. Spectacular natural landscapes unlike those found anywhere else in the world, including crystal-clear lakes and unique geothermal hot-spots. 

A huge range of things to see and do for adults and kids including adventure and adrenaline activities, as well as peaceful nature-based experiences that will get you back in touch with the real world. A rich cultural history and locals who love to share it with visitors. And beautiful places to stay that range from lakeside camping grounds and award-winning bed and breakfasts to luxury lodges and hotels. All this means there’s never a shortage of things to do in Taupo… making it one of the best holiday destinations in New Zealand.

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A guide to hot pools in Taupō

Locals have long enjoyed the geothermal wonders of Taupō, from gentle geothermal walkways to overnight hikes throughout majestic volcanic landscapes. Still, the real gem is experiencing Taupō's volcanic energy by soaking in its warm healing waters at one of the geothermal hot pools. 

Health & Wellness

Glamping in the Taupō region 

Huka Falls River Cruise Family
Multi day trip

7 days of family fun in Taupō 

Ernest Kemp Ngatoroirangi Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings Lake Taupo - by Todd Eyre
Māori Culture

5 ways to visit the Ngatoroirangi Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings 

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