Taupo And Tongariro

Taupo lies on New Zealand’s largest lake and smack-bang in the heart of the North Island. It’s a true playground for adventurous souls: numerous mountain bike trails and walks are accessible from Taupo. And with such a big lake right on their doorstep, it’s no wonder there are plenty of opportunities to explore the bays by kayak.

Throw yourself out of a plane or off a bungy platform (you can even plunge into the Waikato River if you dare). Alternatively, choose between a wild whitewater rafting ride on the Tongariro River (Grade 3) or a more child-friendly version (Grade 2). 

If you’re more into fishing, Lake Taupo and Tongariro River on the southern end of the lake belong hands-down to the best trout fishing areas in New Zealand. Whether you prefer fishing off the boat or fly-fish from the water, the choice is all yours. 

The Tongariro Crossing is one of the most famous day-tramps in the world. See for yourself what all the fuss is about without the usual crowd. You can either get to the Crossing by shuttle from Taupo or just stay in one of the many Tongariro accommodation as there is plenty to see and do in the Tongariro area. 

Or maybe you’re just in Taupo for a relaxing weekend getaway!

Being a geothermal area, there are plenty of hot pools (both free and against a fee) to soak and relax after a long day of fun. Equally relaxing is boating into the sunset with a cheeky glass of wine in your hand.

Cycling

Two bikers on the Timber Trail in Pureroa Forest
Ride the Timber Trail and stay in style for 2 nights at the Timber Trail Lodge, including all food and private room included. Read more about this getaway!
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Tongariro River Rafting in Turangi
Stay at a boutique Turangi accommodation, go ebiking and river rafting and explore the Tongariro River Trail on this Turangi Bike & Raft Getaway.
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Geothermal & Volcanoes

Person standing in the snow on the Adrift Tongariro Winter Crossing in front of mt Ngauruhoe Tongariro National Park New Zealand
Experience a volcanic winter wonderland on a guided Tongariro Winter Crossing and stay 2 nights at a 3* hotel in National Park Village from NZD 367 per person.
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Motorsport Experiences

Two men racing in taupo go karts
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Race your mates in one of the fastest go-karts in the world! Accommodation for 2 nights in a 3* hotel in Taupo and 20min Taupo Go Karts for $359 per person!
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Night Sky

Luxury cabin exterior at Te Whare Ruruhau Wild Perfection near Taupo
No other people, no distractions: Immerse yourself in nature in the luxury cabin Te Whare Ruruhau near Taupō to celebrate a special occasion
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Promo Codes

Cruise Lake Taupo with Sail Barbary at sunset
Weekend Getaways NZ deal: Get 10% off all scheduled cruises with Sail Barbary Click here to book your Lake Taupo Cruise with Sail Barbary Just...
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Scenic Cruises

Chris Jolly Outdoor's boat cruise cat in front of the Maori Carvings Taupo New Zealand
Cruise the Maori Carving in Taupo with this great package! Accommodation for 2 nights in 3* Taupo hotel and scenic cruise for only $170 per person!
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Cruise Lake Taupo with Sail Barbary at sunset
Weekend Getaways NZ deal: Get 10% off all scheduled cruises with Sail Barbary Click here to book your Lake Taupo Cruise with Sail Barbary Just...
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Scenic Flights

Luxury cabin exterior at Te Whare Ruruhau Wild Perfection near Taupo
No other people, no distractions: Immerse yourself in nature in the luxury cabin Te Whare Ruruhau near Taupō to celebrate a special occasion
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Star-gazing

Luxury cabin exterior at Te Whare Ruruhau Wild Perfection near Taupo
No other people, no distractions: Immerse yourself in nature in the luxury cabin Te Whare Ruruhau near Taupō to celebrate a special occasion
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Walks and Tramps

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Experience a volcanic winter wonderland on a guided Tongariro Winter Crossing and stay 2 nights at a 3* hotel in National Park Village from NZD 367 per person.
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Whitewater Rafting

Tongariro River Rafting in Turangi
Stay at a boutique Turangi accommodation, go ebiking and river rafting and explore the Tongariro River Trail on this Turangi Bike & Raft Getaway.
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Winter Activities

The New Zealand winter season lasts from approximately July to October every year.

Explore the snow on skis, snowboard and even on foot with our winter getaways.

Person standing in the snow on the Adrift Tongariro Winter Crossing in front of mt Ngauruhoe Tongariro National Park New Zealand
Experience a volcanic winter wonderland on a guided Tongariro Winter Crossing and stay 2 nights at a 3* hotel in National Park Village from NZD 367 per person.
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