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What makes Taupō 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 family attractions for adults and kids, 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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New experiences in Taupo

Be among the first to discover these exciting new experiences - from New Zealand's largest gondola through the epic UNESCO dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park to snowshoeing through the pristine Central Plateau backcountry, to cruising in luxury on Lake Taupo.

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New Zealand family travel: The treasures of Taupo

"What are we doing today?" I'm convinced kids think their parents have magical powers - able to conjure up an exciting holiday adventure at a moment's notice. 

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Family-friendly bike trails 

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