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.

Cool facts

  • 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.

Must do's

  • 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.

Lake Taupo Accommodation

  • Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park, Turangi Holiday Parks & Camping Grounds

    Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park is the ONLY holiday park situated on the shores of the Great Lake Taupo. Nowhere else can you park your van or pitch...

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  • Hilton Lake Taupo

    Hilton Lake Taupo, Taupo Hotels & Hotel Accommodation

    The elegant Hilton Lake Taupo is located on the Napier-Taupo Highway, just minutes from Taupo town centre and 15 minutes from Taupo airport. The...

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  • Wairakei Resort Taupo

    Wairakei Resort Taupo, Taupo Hotels & Hotel Accommodation

    Wairakei Resort Taupo offers resort facilities close to scienic Lake Taupo and the Wairakei International Golf Course. Quality...

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  • Tauhara Sunrise Lodge

    Tauhara Sunrise Lodge, Taupo Luxury Lodges Accommodation

    Tauhara Sunrise Lodge is located in Taupo. It has three accommodation units available - Chalet d'Amour, White Cliffs King Suite and Lake Taupo...

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  • Great Lake Motel

    Great Lake Motel, Taupo Motels & Motor Lodges

    Great Lake Motel is situated in Taupo. It has 15 motel units and guests can choose from 8 studios, 3x1brm, 4x1brm or a luxury 2brm apartment. Taupo...

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  • Oasis Resort Taupo

    Oasis Resort Taupo, Taupo Resorts & Resort Accommodation

    The Oasis Resort is a fabulous lakefront property which is sure to delight the whole family - This absolute lake edge property has it all. Situated...

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