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The high altitude, cool climate and free-draining volcanic soil of the central plateau all serve to create a distinctive terroir for the local wines and local-brewed craft beers.
Taupō is home to one of New Zealand’s award-winning breweries, Lakeman Brewing. Located on a farm in the hills around Lake Taupō, the pristine waters and landscape make for some incredible beer. While you can purchase Lakeman craft beers at the shops, a Lakeman beer is best enjoyed from the tap and lake views at Jimmy Coops Lakehouse. There you can enjoy 15 taps of the local craft beer and pair it with a one-of-a-kind, juicy burger.
Not far down the road is Crafty Trout, Taupō’s only trout gift shop, bottle shop, and brewery plus a tap room & eatery. With the cozy, Bavarian atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to relax by the fire for the evening with a Stein and a warm pretzel.
The Floating Rock Vineyard & Café (Kuratau River Wines) is more than just a fabulous vineyard; it’s a unique experience for visitors and guests.
Explore and discover craft beer and cider using alpine volcanic water. Tours of the first fully automated brewing system in the world. A perfect indoor activity away from the weather.
Boutique vineyard, holiday accommodation and event hire on the shores of Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand.