Taupo, located in the central north island on Lake Taupo, is the largest lake in Australasia. Lake Taupo, a volcano, last erupted in 181AD.

Many violent and explosive eruptions created the size and shape of the lake over the last 27,000 years. The whole Lake Taupo region is part of the volcanic belt stretching from Tongariro National Park to Rotorua and White Island.
There are several hot pools around Taupo, enjoy soaking in a private warm pool, or a therapeutic massage and beauty treatment.


The scenic drive around Lake Taupo to Tongariro National Park, dominated by the three volcanoes of Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe is well worth the adventure. At Turangi visit the National Trout Centre and learn all about New Zealand fishing.


Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s oldest National Park, is the fourth oldest worldwide. Created in 1887, the Park is a great place to explore forests, lakes, and volcanoes.

Hotels In Taupo

Huka Lodge
Enter through the gates of Huka Lodge and immediately begin to leave the real world behind. As guests journey the length of the drive and encounter the park-like grounds a feeling of peace and tranquillity begins to envelop them gently. That very first glimpse of the deep turquoise green waters of the Waikato River brings further affirmation of the potential that awaits. Offering elegance and refinement our luxury boutique accommodation in Taupo endears itself to discerning luxury travellers in New Zealand.
Kinloch Manor
Step into a world of unapologetic elegance, where open terraces frame sweeping vistas which flow seamlessly into calm interiors. Immerse yourself in contemporary comfort, where every detail has a purpose, and every element supports the overarching whole, reflecting a unique sense of originality and style... the perfect expression of individuality where distinctive spaces celebrate difference and soothe the soul.
Poronui is the ultimate luxury sporting retreat, a place where you can have fun and relax in the authentic New Zealand countryside. Located in the beautiful Taharua Valley on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island, the estate boasts some of the world’s best wilderness experiences. The scenery is breathtaking, the hospitality is second-to-none, but it is the attention to the little things that make a stay here truly memorable.

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