Lake Taupo Accommodation
About Lake Taupo - New Zealand
Lake Taupo is catching a wild trout or swimming in a clear lake. It is skiing on a volcano or walking in native bush. Situated right in the heart of the North Island the Lake Taupo region is in the centre of it all.
Home to New Zealand's largest fresh water lake, volcanic wonderlands, a World Heritage Park and the famous Huka Falls, Lake Taupo is truly blessed with world-class natural attractions.
Taupo boasts a range of hotels, motels, bed & breakfast inns, luxury lodges and holiday resorts. The budget minded traveller is also well catered for with a selection of backpackers & holiday parks available.
Things to do in Taupo
Lake Taupo attractions include spectacular geothermal wonderlands. It remains the home of many gushing geysers, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest silica terraces in the world. Along with the unique history of both Tangata Whenua (people of the land) and early settlers, whenua (land) and people have many stories to tell.
Visitors come for the scenery, but Lake Taupo activities include some of the best trout fishing in the world, and action-packed outdoor adventures. Try kayak fishing tours on the lake, or mountain biking and hiking around this stunning region. What is also unique to this vibrant region are its locals. It's the type of place where the people are genuinely friendly, where "gidday" in the street can lead to an impromptu dinner invitation, where you arrive as a visitor but leave as a friend. You can't buy that kind of welcome.
Our real locals, cultural values, hospitality and inspiring landscape are the region's true gifts. An ideal meeting place for friends, family and travellers. This is where you can learn about our culture, our landscape and best of all our people. Base yourself here and explore the very best of New Zealand.
Skiing near Taupo
Mt Ruapehu is the closest mountain to Taupo and is NZ's largest ski and snowboard area.
Driving from Taupo to Mt Ruapehu in the Tongariro National Park takes about one hour.
There are 2 skifields on the mountain - Whakapapa & Turoa. The closest town to Whakapapa is the National Park Village, and Ohakune & Raetihi are closer to Turoa.
The 2014 Ski season is due to start on the 28th of June.
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