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There are fashion boutiques with local and international designer labels, vintage stores, ceramics, and art and craft galleries full of beautiful items small enough to pack in a suitcase. Homewares are a specialty, and even local cafes have a corner dedicated to pretty items for the house.
As you might expect in an adventure sport capital, there are outdoor and sporting goods stores to supply every sporting need, as well as maps, licenses and guides.
On Sunday mornings, Market Central Taupo at Northcroft Reserve has a variety of stalls selling jewellery, candles, artisan crafts and homewares, fresh produce and tasty treats.
Craters of the Moon is a geothermal walkway with Lunar Landscapes - Hence its name. Craters of the Moon showcase the natural thermal activity of Taupo including bubbling craters, steam vents and colourful soils. 45+ minutes walk.
Silcia terraces, thermal bathing pools, massage therapy, Maori cultural experiences, geothermal tours.
Bathe in mineral & silica enriched thermal pools strategically located below the Wairakei silica terraces and waterfall, providing a perfect setting for complete rest and relaxation and a ‘feel back in time’ sensation.
Wander through an arty oasis featuring manicured grounds and hundreds of glass sculptures.
Relax with a Massage or All Natural Facial at Southern Lake Taupo's only day spa or join us for one of our regular Yoga or Pilates classes. Private classes also available on request.