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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.
Boutique vineyard, holiday accommodation and event hire on the shores of Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand.
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.
Taupo Tours and Charters offer tours and transport in the Taupo and Rotorua plus Hawkes Bay region. We will custom fit the tour or transport to your needs so that your stay in the area is maximised. We have comfortable buses with tinted windows.