The Huka Falls are a must-see.
The kids will love Huka Falls. © Great Lake Taupō
Lake Taupō is actually the drowned caldera of a super volcano, whose eruption in the first century AD caused meteorological effects noted by sky-gazers as far afield as Rome and China. Read the story . . .
Things to do
There are still reminders scattered about the Taupō district of the subterranean forces that produced its mighty, first-century eruption and subsequent lake. Read the story . . .
How about an epic roadie straight down the North Island to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . .
Take a scenic walk along the banks of the Waikato River, or explore the many lookout points at Huka Falls, one of the most visited natural attractions in New Zealand. Read the story . . .
Taupō has lots of exciting activities on offer but often the best things in life are free. Read the story . . .
Just outside Taupō, Wairākei is a hotspot of geothermal activity, scenic beauty, crafts and cafés. Read the story . . .
Every hole of the Kinloch Golf Course near Taupō requires strategic thought and patience, thanks to the unique design features incorporated by 18-time Major winner Jack Nicklaus. Read the story . . .
Wairākei – a golf course in a sanctuary – has to be the quintessential New Zealand golf experience. Read the story . . .
With so much on offer in the wider Taupō region, you won't have any trouble keeping the kids occupied. We've rounded up five full days of fun to get you started. Read the story . . .