Great Lake Taupo is at the centre of New Zealand's North Island, locals call it 'the ultimate playground' with just about every outdoor activity on offer.  It's known as a mecca for mountain biking, trout fishing, snow and water skiing, golf and most weekends see a range of cultural, sports and entertainment events happening.

Lake Taupo is the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand and is surrounded by rivers, forest and protected natural areas including Tongariro National Park, a dual World Heritage site.  As well as enjoying the fresh Taupo air and its great outdoor experiences the town boasts a wonderful cafe culture, fabulous restaurants, a range of day spas and wonderful thermal pools to help you unwind and relax. 


L'arte Cafe and Gallery is a short stroll

Acacia Bay and Whakaipo beaches are a short drive

The world famous Huka Falls is a 10 minute drive away

Lake Taupo is famous for it's trout fishing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is easily accessed from Taupo

Taupo is a geothermal wonderland - enjoy hot pools

Ski on Mt Ruapehu, an active volcano

Taupo is a golfing mecca

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