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Taupo Region

Taupo Region

Taupo Region

The Central Plateau, including Lake Taupo, is unique, spectacular and is renowned for the amazing lake activities on offer, sporting events it hosts, entertainment of all descriptions from relaxing on the lake in pursuit of a trophy trout or to skydiving from 12,000 feet. This picture perfect part of New Zealand has something for everyone.

Whether you are staying a little while or for quite some time, there is certainly plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of New Zealand.

 

Shopping and Cafés

Shopping and Cafés

The town of Taupo is relaxed and friendly. The range of local shops and national brand stores mixed with boutique speciality shops make it an experience in itself. You will also enjoy the wide range of restaurants, cafès, and art galleries that Taupo has to offer.

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Beauty Clinic's & Day Spa's

Beauty Clinic's & Day Spa's

Spoil yourself and indulge a little while staying in Taupo. Facials, massages, beauty treatments and stunning products, you will look and feel amazing!!!

Family Health

Family Health

If you require any emergency dental work in Taupo.

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Motorsport

Motorsport

The Taupo Motorsport Park is set to become New Zealand's premier Motorsport venue. As an international qualifying race circuit and drag strip, it will attract top world Motorsport events which will make Taupo the 'Home of New Zealand Motorsport'. A great venue for conferences, corporate functions, driver training, race experience and a specialist motor industry business centre.

Adventure

Adventure

The Taupo area offers many exciting outdoor adventures. Try gliding, tandem sky diving, rafting, kayaking, sailing, 4-wheel driving (off-road), mountain biking, snow boarding or skiing, abseiling, bungy jumping, a rope assault course, rock climbing, jet boating, parasailing, water skiing, horseback riding, to name a few.

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Events

Events

Enjoyed not only for its perfect location and stunning scenery, Taupo has a strong cultural and sporting event reputation.

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Real Estate

Real Estate

The central plateau is frequently visited and enjoyed throughout the year. Once you holiday here you will want to reside!!! There is plenty of real estate opportunities big and small, you are bound to find something to suit your lifestyle and budget!!

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Restaurants

Restaurants

The Lake Taupo region has plenty of choice here! Select from a fantastic range of authentic ethnic fare, pub-style meals or fine dining cuisine.

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Geothermal Parks

Geothermal Parks

Taupo is at the centre of New Zealand's volcanic plateau. The area contains numerous parks where you can wander among geysers, mud pools, and colourful pink and white terraces formed by the silica in the thermal water.

Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Waitomo Caves is famous for its black water rafting and glow worms.

Tongariro National Park, a World Heritage Park and home to three volcanoes and many beautiful hikes, including the Tongariro Crossing is one of the most spectacular one-day hikes in New Zealand.

The whole family will enjoy the Tongariro National Trout Centre, with a range of activities for children from fishing events to educational displays, it’s worth penciling into your stay. Troutcentre.org.nz

Hawkes Bay, famous for its wine as well as the art deco architecture of Napier and several beautiful beaches.

Rotorua, New Zealand's version of Yellowstone is active with geysers, mud pools, mineral spas and Maori culture.

Whakatane, where you can take a boat out to the active volcano on White Island, charter a fishing boat for the day, or enjoy swimming in the Pacific Ocean at Ohope Beach.

Craters Of The Moon Thermal Walk

Situated in Wairakei Park, Taupo. Admission Prices are:

Adults $5.00

Child $2.00 (12 years and under)

Family $12.00 (i.e. 2 Adults and up to 4 children 12 years and under)

Under 5 years Free

Other Leisure Activities

Other Leisure Activities

Golf

Choose from the world-renowned Wairakei International Golf Club, Taupo Golf Club, Centennial or Tauhara Golf courses - all within a 15-minute drive from the township of Taupo.

Hiking / Walking

There are literally dozens of hikes available including around the lake, along the rivers, native bush and mountain trails. Maps for these hikes are available from the Taupo Information Centre on Tongariro Street.

Airborne / Scenic experiences.

Take a trip in a fixed wing plane, float plane or helicopter over the Lake Taupo region and surrounding volcanoes, including the Tongariro National Park.