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 accomodation close to some amazing sights and activities

Taupo is widely regarded as the North Island's most spectacular region. This alone is good reason to seek accommodation in Taupo. But there is another equally good reason to make Taupo your accommodation HQ: The diverse range of sightseeing and activities within an hour or two of Taupo. Rotorua with its Maori culture and thermal attractions is one hour away. Tongariro National Park, a world heritage park with fantastic hiking trails is 1 1/2 hours, and Waitomo with its glowworm caves and blackwater rafting is 1 3/4 hours.

Taupo offers a wide range of accomodation options: Luxury lodge, boutique lodge, b&b, hotels and motels. Many of Taupo's boutique lodges offer spectacular views of the lake and mountains.

Following are a few photos taken by a guest of boutique lodge Tauhara Sunrise during July 2009.


The rapids above Huka Falls, 5 minutes north of Taupo


Magnificent Huka Falls









Mount Ruapehu, 1 hour south of Taupo


The crater lake atop one of our majestic volcanoes in Tongariro National Park









Waimangu Volcanic Valley, 45 minutes north of Taupo

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