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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.
Sample local twists on traditional favourites at Taupo bars and restaurants or pick a bottle up at one of the boutique merchants throughout town.
SMK Southern Meat Kitchen on Tuwharetoa street is Taupo’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.
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.
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.