Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo is a great year round holiday destination.
It is popular with skiers in the winter as it is about an hours’ drive from Mt Ruapehu.
Now that winter is over visitors can enjoy the warmer spring weather and changing scenery in this busy town.
Whenever I have been to Taupo, which has been quite often, we always find a great place to stay from which we can walk to the many restaurants, shops and of course the lake. The kids always enjoy this destination as there is so much to do. The Taupo nightlife is also pretty awesome too!
A cruise on Lake Taupo is an great experience, and recently we were lucky enough to take the floatplane to the mountains from which I took some amazing photos.
The natural geothermal parks are interesting walks, like Craters of the Moon and Huka Falls at Wairakei Park. Wairakei Park is also host to many activities for all ages.
Every one of my kids has had their photo taken on the train which runs near the lakefront, and has been on some sort of lakefront walk. You may even stumble on the hot water beach on the shoreline.
Having visited Taupo so many times over 20 years, it’s always nostalgic to return and to see whats new.
Having stayed and played at most of these places, I can definitely recommend a visit!