At the heart of the North Island lies the Great Lake Taupo region, undoubtedly one of the world’s most unique and picturesque areas. This popular tourist destination boasts the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and its mountains are most famous internationally for being featured as the ominous Mt Doom in the Lord of The Rings trilogy.
This active volcanic and geothermal region is a sporting and nature paradise, especially for boaties and people keen on trout fishing. Lots of activities are centred in and around the Lake and the many rivers and tributaries that feed into it. World class trout fishing, scenic cruises, kayaking, sailing and summer time swimming are all popular with locals and visitors alike.
It is an adventure lover’s playground as featured by the Lonely Planet, with every kind of adrenaline pumping activity you can imagine. Take your pick from jet boating, kayaking, white water rafting, sky-diving, motor-racing and bungy jumping.
For those looking for snow-based activities, ski season is still in full-swing so do take advantage of these remaining few weeks to head on up to the mountain for a bout of fun in the snow with the entire family.
If relaxation and leisure is more your style, enjoy strolls and picnics along the lake, boutique shopping, gourmet cafes with gorgeous mountain and lake views, soaking in hot pools and pampering yourself with thermal water beauty treatments.
Great Lake Taupo is a true laid-back kiwi region reflecting all that is wholesome and fresh about this inspiring country. Here you can learn about our culture, our landscape and best of all, our people.
This is 100% Real, 100% Pure New Zealand.
Our down to earth locals, cultural values, hospitality and dramatic landscape are the region’s true gifts. You’ll find snow-capped mountains, the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, pristine native bush, steaming thermal areas and the Tongariro National Park, one of the world’s only Dual World Heritage Parks. It’s a true laid-back kiwi region reflecting all that is wholesome and fresh about this inspiring country. Here you can learn about our culture, our landscape and best of all, our people. This is 100% pure New Zealand. Visit https://www.greatlaketaupo.com for more information.View All Attractions