The attractive town of Taupo in the middle of New Zealand’s North Island is a holiday playground of the best sort. Taupo has a relaxed feel but is jam-packed with things to do. If you are looking for nature adventures, discover hot springs, visit the Craters of the Moon, and marvel at the impressive Huka Falls. Action fans can bungee or skydive, ride a jet boat to Huka Falls, or whitewater raft the Tongariro River. Interested in Maori culture? See the famous Lake Taupo rock carvings on a boat cruise or book a Maori experience. Kids will love the Whitewater World River Adventure HQ and a swim at the Warm Water Playground at Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs. Great restaurants and cafés round out your Lake Taupo holiday experience.
Hotels and accommodation
From cheap backpacker hostels to luxurious spa resorts, there’s plenty of accommodation in Taupo, New Zealand. Taupo accommodation is mainly found in the town centre, along Lake Terrace on the lakeshore, and along Waipahihi Bay. There is a host of family accommodation in Taupo and several five-star lodges for that special getaway.
Taupo is situated 3.5 hours’ drive south of Auckland and 4.5 hours north of Wellington. You have a choice of flying to Taupo Airport (TUO) or landing at Auckland Airport (AKL) or Wellington International Airport (WLG). From both larger airports you can take an InterCity bus to Taupo or drive there through constantly changing, dramatic landscape.
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