Taupo New Zealand information. Taupo accommodation and hotel booking, travel, tours, activities and things to do. Events, maps and news for Taupo NZ.
North Island map showing Taupo
Taupo

Taupo

Sunk into a stunning volcanic landscape and surrounded by bush clad mountains is New Zealand's largest freshwater lake, Lake Taupo. The township of Taupo can be found on the banks of a large bay at northeast part of the lake, where it discharges to the mighty Waikato River.

The river flows over one of New Zealand's most spectacular waterfalls, Huka Falls, a short distance north of the town. The thundering Huka Falls is New Zealand's most visited natural attraction. More than 220,000 litres of water tumbles over the cliff face per second!

Taupo township is located right on the edge of the lake, and many hotels offer panoramic views over the lake to the snow-capped volcanoes of Tongariro National Park. Dine on the lakefront on a summer's evening or have fish and chips on the shore just like a local. Take in spectacular views while watching the sun sink behind the mountains.

A few minutes south of the Lake is Tongariro National Park. Gifted to the people of New Zealand by the Ngati Tuwharetoa tribe in 1887, the park is one of only a handful of sites in the world to be given dual World Heritage status for its cultural and natural importance. Experience the dramatic and eerie scenery with tramps through the park ranging from 2 hours to 6 days. Cover desolate fields of volcanic ash and scoria, rolling tussocklands, glacial valleys and tranquil lakes.


Lake Taupo Huka Falls

Taupo is a centre of volcanic and geothermal activity and hot springs suitable for bathing are located at several places in the vicinity, and stunning geothermal attractions litter the surrounding area. The Taupo Volcanic Zone stretches from Tongariro National Park all the way to White Island, and here you'll see spectacular steaming cliffs, geysers, boiling lakes, bubbling mud pools, floating rocks and beautiful volcanic plateaus.

The lake and its network of rivers offers a true wild trout fishing experience, bringing anglers from around the world. Skiers and snowboarders flood the region in winter time, drawn to Mt Ruapehu, with New Zealand's largest ski area. The region is also home to a number of adventure activities including sky diving, jet boating and paragliding, everything to satiate that lust for adventure.



Powered by EventFinda

Featured Taupo Events

Taupo Market Ice Skate Tour Taupo Summer Concert New Orleans Buffet Craters Classic
Taupo Market
Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre, Taupo
From Saturday 2 June 2018 to Saturday 30 June 2018
Ice Skate Tour
Waipahihi Primary School, Taupo
Today only at 10:00 a.m.
Taupo Summer Concert
Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre, Taupo
Saturday 26 January 2019
New Orleans Buffet
Wairakei Resort, Taupo
From Saturday 2 June 2018 to Saturday 30 June 2018
Craters Classic
Wairakei Resort, Taupo
Sunday 10 June 2018

Taupo - Google News

Taupo News

 24 May 2018 

Waikato Times
Gas leak closes Taupō street
New Zealand Herald
A gas leak has closed a Taupō street and people are being advised to avoid the area. Richmond Ave, near Ingle Ave, is closed as the fire service and contractors deal with the leak. Police are helping at cordons. Fire and Emergency northern ...
Gas leak - Richmond Road, Taupo - Bay of PlentyScoop.co.nz (press release)
Gas leak closes part of Ingle Ave in TaupōWaikato Times

all 3 news articles »
Prev Next


Phoenix Resort - TaupoPhoenix Resort - Taupo - Apartment Hotel.

Situated on a picturesque rose garden, Phoenix Resort is 2 minutes' walk from Lake Taupo and 20 minutes' walk from...

Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake TaupoHalf-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo - Kayaking - Taupo. Starting from $100.00 per person.

Explore Lake Taupo as you kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. You will start your half day tour from...

 

New Zealand - Auckland - Bay of Islands - Rotorua - Wellington - Christchurch - Queenstown - Fiordland - Accommodation - Activities & Tours - Bus - Car Rental - Events - News - Virtual Tour - NZ Guide Book - Slide Show - Search