Lake Taupo, nature’s ultimate playground
Located in the heart of New Zealand’s most active volcanic zone, Great Lake Taupo is famous for trout fishing, stunning scenery, its big lake (almost the size of Singapore), Tongariro National Park (a dual World Heritage area), outdoor activities galore and plenty more attractions. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the lake, take a scenic cruise or bushwalk, get an adrenalin rush with a spot of extreme adventure or soak into a hot pool. Whether it's a quick break away or an extended family vacation, you'll find plenty of fresh holiday ideas at Lake Taupo.
Huka Falls is the most visited and photographed attraction in New Zealand.
The Ngatoro-i-rangi Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay took four summers to complete.
The Great Lake Trail, on the western shores of Lake Taupo, is regarded as the best grade three mountain bike trails in New Zealand, and can be enjoyed at any time of year due to the fast-draining pumice soil.
Take a jet boat to Huka Falls and feel the thunder.
Walk the famous Tongariro Crossing or drive the 'Volcanic Loop' highway to see Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe.
Catch a rainbow or brown trout on Lake Taupo or go fly-fishing with a local guide on the Tongariro River.
- Take a boat or kayak and cruise around secluded coves and beaches of Lake Taupo. Visit the intricate Maori Rock carvings at Mine Bay – they’re only accessible by water.