Lake Taupō: the great lake

The biggest lake in Australasia announced its arrival with a bang.


Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe from Lake Taupō. © Jeremy Bright

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Mountain View Motel Visit website

Named Mountain View Motel because 7 of the 11 units have views of Lake Taupo and the Mountains (Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe). . . . More . . . 

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Four fun things to do in Wairākei

Just outside Taupō, Wairākei is a hotspot of geothermal activity, scenic beauty, crafts and cafés. Read the story . . . 

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Hukafalls Jet Visit website

Hukafalls Jet is the only Jet Boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls for unique water-level views. . . . More . . . 

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Fishing Aotearoa: exploring an angler’s Eldorado

Less a hobby, more a religion, fishing isn't just a thing to do in New Zealand – it’s THE thing to do. For many anglers, New Zealand is the high church of bent rods and screaming reels.  Read the story . . . 

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Creel Lodge Motel & Retreat Visit website

Quiet, affordable relaxing retreat on the river. Trout fishing at its best. Rafting, snow skiing, Tongariro Crossing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, walking and tramping. . . . More . . . 

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Kinloch Golf Course, Taupō

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 . . . 

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Dunrovin Motel Visit website

Welcome to Dunrovin Motel, one of Taupo's original motels. Dunrovin offers clean, comfortable, and economical accommodation for the discerning traveller, families and groups of friends.We . . . More . . . 

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Wairākei Golf Course, Taupō

Wairākei – a golf course in a sanctuary – has to be the quintessential New Zealand golf experience.  Read the story . . . 

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Rainbow Point Motel Visit website

Also known as Airport Motel @ Rainbow Point. Quiet & Comfortable Situated close to Taupo's town centre, airport and a short stroll to the edge . . . More . . . 

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Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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Ascot Motor Inn Taupo (ASURE) Visit website

Ascot Motor Inn is one of Taupo's newest luxury accommodation complexes. Situated just a 4-minute stroll to the lake edge and 8 minutes from Taupo . . . More . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Taupō

From Māori rock carvings to hidden hot springs, boutique shopping, MTB trails or taking the plunge in the lake, locals know the best things to do in Taupō. Read the story . . . 

Taupo Tandem Skydiving Visit website

Taupo Tandem Skydiving is New Zealand's original skydiving operator and the only Qualmark endorsed drop zone in Taupo. With the widest range of camera options . . . More . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Taupō

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 . . . 

Oasis Beach Resort Visit website

True lake edge location and fabulous facilities make this a favourite for many of our regular guests - this property has it all and is . . . More . . . 

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Great Lake Motel Visit website

Situated on the Lakefront, 2 mins walk to town centre, shops, restaurants. Spacious self-catering one-bedroom (sleep 2-4) and studio (sleep 2-3) units, serviced daily. All smokefree. . . . More . . . 

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