Lake Taupo is the unique spot where you can find snow, fresh breeze, volcanoes, rivers and sparkling lakes.
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Auckland to Taupo is 280km?s approx 4 hours drive
Wellington to Taupo is 370kms approx 5 hours
Rotorua to Lake Taupo is 82km approx 1 hour drive
Hamilton to Taupo is 155kms approx 2 hours
- Tongariro World Heritage National Park (New Zealand?s oldest national park) ? see the three superb volcanoes – Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe
- Lake Taupo is a popular spot for Trout Fishing, sailing and swimming, also referred to as Trout Paradise
- Wairakei geothermal area
- Taupo visitor information centre is an attraction in itself open from 8.30am-5pm daily
- The amazing Huka Falls, you won’t want to leave. You can even Enjoy a 30 minute Huka Jet Jetboat ride
- The Aratiatia Rapids which is a controlled water release from the hydroelectric dam
- Craters of the moon
- Visit the marina in Town and see the dazzling crystal clear water that flows from the lake.
- Lots of outdoor attractions including such as white water rafting, snorkelling, kayaking and lots more
- For those fishing lovers you can enjoy Trout fishing in the Lake. Taupo is also referred to as Trout Paradise
- Experience the Maori carvings via a lake cruise
- Visit the Taupo Volcanic activity centre where you can see researchers monitoring the volcanic zone. Entry is free
- Taupo Hot Springs and the AC Baths
- Try out quad biking, kayaking, bungee jumping, jet boating and lots more.
- Take a scenic tour by helicopter
6th August – Levene Half Marathon – New Zealand’s biggest half marathon
25 August – Kinloch Fishing Competition
16 September – Powerade Day-Night Thriller
14 November – International Six Day Enduro (ISDE)
Did you know?
- The lake was formed by a huge volcanic eruption in 181AD ? the most violent eruption anywhere in the world within the past 5000 years.
- Lake Taupo is the biggest lake in Australasia. and as big as Singapore Island.
- Trout were introduced to the Taupo region in 1898.
- More than 220,000 litres of water flows on top of Huka Falls every second.