|The Central Plateau, including Lake Taupo, is unique, spectacular and is renowned for the amazing lake activities on offer, sporting events it hosts, entertainment of all descriptions from relaxing on the lake in pursuit of a trophy trout or to skydiving from 12,000 feet. This picture perfect part of New Zealand has something for everyone.
Your first visit to the beautiful part of New Zealand? Or you have returned to do and experience a lot more of the region…find out how the easy way!!!
Great Lake Taupo Info
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Shopping and Cafes
The town of Taupo is relaxed and friendly, the range of local shops plus the national brand stores mixed with boutique specialty shops make it an experience in itself and offering a wide range of restaurants, both outdoor and indoor cafes, art galleries and shops. Click for more info...
Beauty Clinic’s & Day Spa’s
Spoil yourself and indulge a little while staying in Taupo. Facials, massages, beauty treatments and stunning products, you will look and feel amazing!!! See Taupo's range here...
The back drop is breathtaking, the area is a photographers dream and it really is a very romantic place Taupo..Get married and start your life together, find out more about this beautiful location!!
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Enjoyed not only for its perfect location and stunning scenery, Taupo has a strong cultural and sporting event reputation.
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Taupo is at the centre of New Zealand's volcanic plateau. The area contains numerous parks where you can wander among geysers, mud pools, and colourful pink and white terraces formed by the silica in the thermal water. Click to find out more...
- Tongariro National Park, a World Heritage Park and home to three volcanoes and many beautiful hikes, including the Tongariro Crossing, one of the most spectacular one-day hikes in New Zealand.
- The whole family will enjoy the Tongariro National Trout Centre, with a range of activities for children from fishing events to educational displays, it’s worth penciling into your stay.
From backpacker-style accommodation through to elite boutique hotels, the Lake Taupo area has something for every budget.
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For a great selection of Lake Taupo holiday homes to rent, visit NZ's leading holiday home rental company: www.bachcare.co.nz
The Taupo Motorsport Park is set to become New Zealand's premier Motorsport venue. As an international qualifying race circuit and drag strip, it will attract top world Motorsport events which will make Taupo the 'Home of New Zealand Motorsport'. A great venue for conferences, corporate functions, driver training, race experience and a specialist motor industry business centre. Click for info...
The Taupo area offers many exciting outdoor adventures. Try gliding, tandem sky diving, rafting, kayaking, sailing, 4-wheel driving (off-road), mountain biking, snow boarding or skiing, abseiling, bungy jumping, a rope assault course, rock climbing, jet boating, parasailing, water skiing, horseback riding, to name a few.
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Getting around the central north island is made very easy and with the least amount of stress. Click for rental car info in the region...
The Lake Taupo region has plenty of choice here! Select from a fantastic range of authentic ethnic fare, pub-style meals or state of the art cordon bleu cuisine. For restaurants click here...
Other Leisure Activities:
Choose from the world-renowned Wairakei International Golf Club, Taupo Golf Club, Centennial or Tauhara Golf courses - all within a 15-minute drive from the township of Taupo.
Hiking / Walking
There are literally dozens of hikes available including around the lake, along the rivers, native bush and mountain trails. Maps for these hikes are available from the Taupo Information Centre on Tongariro Street.