Your kiwi hosts are retired sheep and beef farmers who also have years of experience in hospitality and know the Taupo area well. The Lake Taupo region has an extraordinary diversity of activities available and your hosts can recommend and book activities required.
New Zealand’s largest lake, Lake Taupo, lies in the heart of the North Island. Some 606 sq km in area and 357 m above sea level, the lake was formed by one of the greatest volcanic explosions of all time. The surrounding area is still volcanically active.
Today, serene Lake Taupo is proclaimed the world’s trout fishing capital and is a source of New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, which leaves the lake at the township, flows through the Huka Falls and the Aratiatia Rapids, and then through the heart of the northern part of North Island to the west coast just south of Auckland.
Taupo lies in the northeastern corner of Lake Taupo and has scenic views across the lake to the volcanic peaks of Tongariro National Park. With a long list of attractions in close proximity to the town and a plethora of activities.
* Lake Taupo 10 minute walk
* Huka Falls 6 minutes drive
* Wairakei geothermal area, mineral pools
* Lake cruises and water sports
Taupo as a ‘hub’ location is the logical holiday base for exploring the Central North Island. Comfortable day trips 1-2 hours each way link Taupo to Napier and Hawkes Bay, Rotorua and Bay of Plenty, the Waitomo Caves and the Mt Ruapehu ski fields and World Heritage Tongariro National Park.
Lake Taupo region has an extraordinary diversity of activities available from superb lake and river trout fishing, international standard championship golf courses, wilderness treks and scenic walks, hot mineral pools and spas. Maori cultural activities, to thrill seeking activities such as jet boating, bungy jumping and tandem sky diving.
We have included links of websites to help you out. The following website links are just a small sample of the attractions and activities available in the Taupo region.
Restaurants 5 minutes drive - www.eatat.co.nz
Golf Courses - International golf courses - www.taupogolf.co.nz - www.wairakeigolfcourse.co.nz
Wairakei Terraces Maori cultural experience and hangi - www.wairakeiterraces.co.nz
Lake and River Trout Fishing - www.laketauponz.com
Scenic Flights - a different perspective from above - www.laketauponz.com
Sky Diving - Tandem skydiving over Lake Taupo - www.freefly.co.nz
Taupo Bungy - Bungy jumping from Aotearoas highest water touch bungy - www.taupobungy.co.nz
Destination Lake Taupo - For more activities, attractions and events in and around the Taupo region click here - www.laketauponz.com