Taupo Sights & Activities

Fly & boat fishing

Golf (2 international courses)

Thermal parks & spas

Tongariro National Park


Scenic cruises & flights

Whitewater rafting


Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Quad biking

Skydiving & bungy jumping

Cafes & Restaurants

Art galleries

Boutique shopping

Wineries & wine tastings

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Taupo Accommodation: Options for All

Taupo accommodation options have expanded considerably over the past five years, due largely to the fact that Taupo is being "discovered" by international tourists as a jewel in the centre of New Zealand's North Island.


Perhaps because of its majestic landscape, lake and vistas, Taupo is well endowed with luxury and boutique lodges. Tauhara Sunrise is an example - a Qualmark rated 5 star boutique lodge with 180 degree views over Lake Taupo and the mountains behind.


Taupo is also well endowed with motels most of which offer kitchen facilities for those who prefer to prepare their own meals. Hotels also feature, including the Hilton, Wairakei Resort and Lakeland. There are also a variety of bed & breakfast offerings, Acacia Bay Lodge being a good example.


So how long should you stay in Taupo? Obviously that depends on your interests and your total time available in New Zealand. Taupo has not only its own sights, activities and attractions, but is an ideal hub from which to explore Rotorua, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Tongariro National Park and the Hawkes Bay wine district. So, if you have these destinations on your agenda, consider basing yourself in Taupo and taking daily trips - that way you can unpack, relax and return home each evening to familiar surroundings.

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