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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Your Hosts

Becky is from Austin, Texas, and has four generations of her family living there. She worked in mortgage banking for 15 years, and in her spare time, Becky and her mother catered weddings and other small events. After retiring from the mortgage industry, Becky became a trained massage therapist. Her warm Texan personality and her massaging skills ensure a relaxing stay for guests, while her culinary skills produce taste sensations for breakfasts, hors d'oeuvres, and dinners.

Rob is a Kiwi (New Zealander), who has travelled extensively – spending 19 years in Austin, Texas working in high-tech marketing. He returned to NZ in 2002 to open Tauhara Sunrise. Rob's passions include fishing, music, gardening and wine (his cellar features primarily New Zealand and Australian wines). Rob's CD collection is extensive, and having been bitten by the fly-fishing bug, he sneaks off to the rivers at every available opportunity.

Pillpot, is the family cat. She was adopted from the SPCA when Becky and Rob moved to Taupo. Pillpot is an indoor/outdoor cat, so for guests who might have an allergy problem, Pillpot is quite happy staying outside and roaming the grounds.


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