Taupo Region

Taupo is a hub of adventure and intrigue, with ski areas, lake activities, volcanic history and exceptional walking all rolled into one vibrant region.

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Taupo

Accommodation

Backpacker hostels, exclusive luxury lodges, international standard hotels and cosy holiday homes dominate the Taupo accommodation scene. 

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Taupo

Activities

From white water rafting to kayaking, bush walks to bungy jumping, there’s plenty to see and do in and around the Taupo region. 

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About Taupo

Home to New Zealand's greatest lake, largest ski areas and some of New Zealand's top scenery, the Taupo region is a hub of adventure and activity!

From white water rafting to kayaking, bush walks to bungy jumping, there’s plenty to see and do in and around Taupo. Make sure you visit Huka Falls – 200,000 litres of water per second gush through the falls making them truly awesome.

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How do you get to Taupo Region?

  • Travel by Plane
    • Taupo Airport services the region, with daily Air New Zealand flights to and from New Zealand's major hubs. Located just 8km south of Taupo town centre, the airport also supports charter flights, scenic flights and skydiving flights.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Taupo.
  • Travel by Bus
    • Taupo is serviced by most major inter-city bus networks. Several scenic tour buses and passenger shuttles also provide transportation around the Taupo region. Taupo's surrounding suburbs are serviced by a public bus network called Taupo Connector.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • Four international rental car companies operate from Taupo Airport - Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Avis. Bookings are essential in order to secure a car on arrival. Additional rental car companies operate from within Taupo town centre.