Wineries & craft breweries

Taupō hasn’t missed out on the rise of the craft beer brewing movement and is home to several craft beer breweries, and boutique vineyards in the beautiful southern bays near Turangi. 

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. 

Sample local twists on traditional favourites at Taupō bars and restaurants or pick a bottle up at one of the boutique merchants throughout town.

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  • Restaurants

    Lakehouse

    Lakehouse Taupo as a table service restaurant we specialise in stone grill meals and gourmet dishes with an extensive range of Wine and Craft beer.

  • Wineries & craft breweries

    Floating Rock Vineyard and Cafe

    The Floating Rock Winery and Café (Kuratau River Wines) is more than just a fabulous vineyard; it’s a unique experience for visitors and guests.

  • Wineries & craft breweries

    Lakeman Brewing Co

    On the shores of the great Lake Taupō, tales abound of a mythical beer-drinking beast. He’s a big hairy bugger and the locals call him Lakeman.

  • Restaurants

    SMK Southern Meat Kitchen

    Southern Meat Kitchen on Tuwharetoa street is Taupō’s funkiest BBQ concept restaurant. With a unique wood smoker imported from America they produce mouth watering meals with an emphasis on low ’n’ slow meats.

  • Wineries

    Crafty TROUT Brewery

    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.

    $30
  • Motels

    Streamblock

    Streamblock is perfect for thrill seekers, holiday makers, lovers and young families. An operating winery and olive grove set among immaculate farmland and pristine native growth is the perfect place to launch a day on the mountains or the lake.