Taupo, the resort town nestled on the shores of the Grand Lake Taupo, offers something for every visitor – from activities to get the adrenaline pumping to scenic strolls around the lake.
The lake itself was created thousands of years ago from a volcanic eruption and is now a body of water roughly the size of Singapore that offers great watersports and fantastic views.
The town of Taupo attracts outdoor sports enthusiasts from around the world, and cyclists will enjoy fantastic on and off-road cycling. There’s also great skiing, walking, fishing and golfing to be had here.
Taupo is a great base for exploring some of New Zealand’s most fascinating natural sights. A ‘must see’ in this area is Huka Falls – the most photographed natural site in the country sees 220,000 litres of water per second plummet over the edge. There are several hiking and biking trails around the falls, and viewing platforms ideally placed for getting that perfect photo. Spa Park’s thermal pools make for a relaxing afternoon out, and of course more daring visitors can try bungee-jumping from Waikato Bridge!
The scenery here is magnificent, from the sparkling water of the lake to the snow-capped peaks of Tongariro National Park. Whether you come to play a round of golf, spend an exhilarating afternoon skiing, or simply want to soak in the beautiful views, Taupo is a great stop on a New Zealand holiday.