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A brilliant place to discover New Zealand's fascinating geothermal activity, Taupo offers adventure and excitement alongside hot springs, craters, and crystal clear rivers. Read more...

Top 5 things to do in Taupo

  1. Explore an active geothermal area of mud pools, craters and steaming vents
  2. Drive around the famous 'Volcanic Loop' highway to see Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe
  3. Take a jet boat or river cruise to the foot of Huka Falls
  4. Bungee jump off a platform over the Waikato River
  5. Catch rainbow or brown trout on Lake Taupo or go fly-fishing with a local guide

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Explore the Beauty of Taupo

An adrenalin-fuelled town which sits on the north-eastern shores of a lake of the same name, Taupo provides visitors with some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. The people here are incredibly friendly and there’s a brilliant local culture that makes this region really interesting to explore.

From the moment you set foot in Taupo, you'll see the evidence of the volcanic history of this area and the natural attractions it provides.

The geothermal attractions are one of the most interesting features of this area – from mud pools to some of the largest silica terraces in the world, the landscape is fascinating.

There are plenty of other special experiences to be enjoyed here too, from walking to the Huka Falls to golfing at Wairakei and kayaking to the Maori carvings at Mine Bay.

Lake Taupo is a fantastic spot for fly-fishing, as well as boating, white water rafting and numerous other water-based activities, where you’ll be able to combine adrenalin-inducing adventure with sensational surroundings.

Why visit Taupo?

  • Lake Taupo is arguably the biggest draw to this area and with good reason – as New Zealand’s largest freshwater lake, it’s a sight to behold
  • Adrenalin junkies will love the vast array of activities on the menu, from white water rafting to jet boarding and biking
  • The Huka Falls can be found just north of the lake and are a much-visited attraction
  • Fishing enthusiasts will love Taupo – it’s renowned for the activity and is one of the last true wild trout fisheries in the world
  • This geothermal area has geysers, steaming thermal lakes and bubbling mud pools, so it’s great for exploring

Taupo Information

There are a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in Taupo. Check out our travel guides for some of the highlights, top tips and travel inspiration from our New Zealand Sky Experts, along with some essential information you may need for your holiday.

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Little beats the charismatic North Island when it comes to tapping into New Zealand’s native Maori past, blissing out on ravishing white-sand beaches, and marvelling at volcanoes, geysers, and other geothermal wonders.

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