Our Taupo Favorites

Taupo is a young town in a big landscape…

Many Kiwis holiday here, making the most of hot summers, cold winters, wide views, warm pools and the chance to catch the kind of fish that tall tales are made of. The region’s thermal and scenic attractions have drawn visitors from around the world since the 1800s.

Let us help you discover some of the most excellent middle-of-the-North-Island experiences. We’d like you to see and do as many Taupo favourites as you have time for.

Michael bikin

Michael, – Back stage manager, cyclist, adventurer, BBQ taster, part-time “dogs body” and engineer.

Volcanic mountains and spectacular landscapes
www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks

Cycling opportunities around the lake
www.biketaupo.org.nz

A waterfall, white water rapids and a river known for trout and blue ducks
www.hukafallsjet.com
www.rapidsjet.com
www.trr.co.nz

Tongariro National Trout Centre  www.troutcentre.com

 

 

 

 

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Sonja,   Socialite, coffee drinker, avid quilter, wine and conversations, cycling and closet canoeist.

Fine coffee served with art
www.larte.co.nz

History, art and the Ora Garden of Wellbeing at
Taupo Museum
www.taupovenues.co.nz

Lake and mountains from above
www.taupotandemskydiving.com

Thermal pools, massage and Maori culture
www.wairakeiterraces.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Lilly – short for Lilliput, – a short legged Munchkin, she enjoys meeting people, rolling in the car park, tummy rubs and keeping the seagulls off of the roof.

 

She has heard the great news of the grand new snow making machine on the mountain.

This will extend the Ski season and bring in more ski-bunnies to meet!

 

 

 

Central North Island adventures
www.greatlaketaupo.com

Fun, food, trails and Taupo’s volcanic, geothermal and
hydroelectric stories
www.wairakeitouristpark.co.nz

New Zealand Ironman
Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
Round Lake Taupo Relay
Oxfam Trailwalker
and many more events
www.taupo.nz.com/events

 

Sports tournaments at Owen Delany Park
Pools and hydroslides at the AC Baths
Rock wall climbing at Taupo Events Centre
Performances and displays at the Great Lake Centre
www.taupovenues.co.nz

Boutique retailers, cafes, restaurants and larger stores in
Taupo’s busy central business district

www.towncentretaupo.co.nz

New Zealand’s highest water touch bungy and the Cliffhanger swing above the Waikato River
www.taupobungy.co.nz

 

Huka falls - Taupo New Zealand Native Bush Walk Two Mile Bay - Taupo

You might want to just sit by the water. Swim in the lake. Kayak to the rock carvings.
Watch the sun set on Tongariro National Park’s mountains and the lights come on around Tapuaeharuru bay.
These are traditional Taupo favourites. Take time during your stay at Cottage Mews Motel to experience our traditions by the lake.