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With a vast range of activities on offer, Lake Taupo is the destination for those ready to bask in some amazing natural wonders.

Lake Taupo boasts a range of high action activities, but also a multitude of things to do for those not seeking adventure. Popular year-round with both the lake and the mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop, Lake Taupo is guaranteed to delight.

Just north of Lake Taupo your clients can visit one of New Zealand's most popular attractions, the magnificent Huka Falls, where more than 220,000 litres of water thunder over the cliff face every second. Craters of the Moon shows visitors more evidence of the lake's fiery volcanic birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. Swimmers and paddlers may even be able to find warm, geothermal water currents at some of Taupo's lakeside beaches.

The Best of Lake Taupo

  • Lake activities – Lake Taupo is renowned for its trout fishing, with fishing charters available, or clients can take a cruise out to the famous Māori Rock Carvings.
  • Huka Falls – One of New Zealand’s most visited natural attractions, clients can view the falls from the banks of the river or take a jet boat up to their base (prepare to get wet).
  • Skydiving – Clients can get the best view in the house by strapping into a tandem skydive.
  • Mount Ruapehu – With two main ski fields, Whakapapa and Turoa, this active volcano offers over 1,000 hectares of ski area.

Further Information

Videos on the Region and other New Zealand Regions
Lake Taupo Regional Tourism Organisation (Destination Great Lake Taupo)
Great Lake Taupo trade manual
Find an i-SITES Visitor Information Centre 
www.newzealand.com (Lake Taupo)

Climate & Weather:



AVG High

23 °C / 73.4 °F


11 °C / 51.8 °F



AVG High

12 °C/ 53.6 °F


3 °C / 37.4 °F

Attractions Lake Taupo

  • Walking & hiking

    Walking & hiking

    Explore the scenic beauty of Taupō's lakes and stunning volcanic landscapes when you hike one of the region's trails.

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  • Boat cruises

    Boat cruises

    A Boat Cruise on beautiful Lake Taupō is one of the best ways to experience New Zealand's largest lake.

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  • Mountain biking

    Mountain biking

    The Lake Taupo region is home to a range of custom-made mountain biking tracks, located in some of the country's most stunning native forest parks.

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  • Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

    Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

    Orakei Korako 'The Place of Adorning' - a spectacular Geothermal attraction. Lonely Planet Travellers Guide writes… “ Orakei Korako is arguably the best thermal area left in New...

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  • Huka Falls

    Huka Falls

    At Huka Falls you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power - more than 220, 000 litres of water per second.

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