Taupo Travel Directory

Find places to stay and things to do in Taupo

Situated right in the heart of the North Island the Taupo region is in the centre of it all. Base yourself in Taupo and explore the very best of New Zealand.

Lake Taupo is catching a wild trout or swimming in a clear lake. It is skiing on a volcano or walking in native bush.

Home to New Zealand's largest fresh water lake, volcanic wonderlands, a World Heritage Park and the famous Huka Falls, Lake Taupo is truly blessed with world-class natural attractions.

Taupo Accommodation

Taupo boasts a range of hotels, motels, bed & breakfast inns, luxury lodges and holiday resorts. The budget minded traveller is also well catered for with a selection of backpackers & holiday parks available.

Things to do in Taupo

Visitors come for the scenery, but Lake Taupo activities include some of the best trout fishing in the world, and action-packed outdoor adventures such as skydiving. Try kayak fishing tours on the lake, or mountain biking and hiking around this stunning region. What is also unique to this vibrant region are its locals. It's the type of place where the people are genuinely friendly, where "gidday" in the street can lead to an impromptu dinner invitation, where you arrive as a visitor but leave as a friend. You can't buy that kind of welcome.

Real locals, cultural values, hospitality and inspiring landscapes are the region's true gifts. An ideal meeting place for friends, family and travellers.

Skiing near Taupo

Mt Ruapehu is the closest mountain to Taupo and is NZ's largest ski and snowboard area.

Driving from Taupo to Mt Ruapehu in the Tongariro National Park takes about one hour.

There are 2 skifields on the mountain - Whakapapa & Turoa. The closest town to Whakapapa is the National Park Village, and Ohakune & Raetihi are closer to Turoa.

The Mt Ruapehu ski season usually starts in June each year (depending on snow conditions).

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