Lake Taupo, the heart of the North Island, is home to the largest volcanic centre in the country. Rich in Maori history and with an abundance of beautiful and unique natural attractions Lake Taupo is one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Enjoy exploring geothermal parks, white water rafting, bush walking and even jet boating while in this area. The Lake Taupo region is steeped in Maori tradition and lies at the heart of the volcanic centre of New Zealand. Surrounded by mountain ranges and home to the biggest freshwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere - it's not hard to see why Lake Taupo is such a popular holiday destination.
Lake Taupo is the heart of this beautiful region. The lake was created after a massive volcano eruption thousands of years ago. The explosion was so large that the ash could be seen in sunsets as far away as Europe. With a total area of 619 square kilometres, the lake offers visitors a multitude of activities including water skiing, fishing and boating.
While in the area there are loads of activities you can enjoy. From the nature based including exploring the volcanic marvel of geothermal parks or experience the beautiful landscape during a bush walk through one of the National Parks or rainforests.
Learn about the rich Maori history in the area during a heritage tour or a trip to the Taupo museum. Brave the rapids and go white water rafting, hold on to your seat on a Jet Boat, try your hand at fishing on the lake and get an adrenlin rush with a bungy jump. Must sees in the Lake Taupo region include the Tongariro National Park (the oldest National Park in New Zealand) and Orakei Korako (home to caves, hot springs and boiling mud).
Known as the events capital of the country, Lake Taupo features a long list of championships, art expo's, fishing days and cultural festivals throughout the year. In the past Lake Taupo has hosted Water Skiing championships, dog shows, a mountain bike tour and much much more.
With so much to do, so much to see and so many natural marvels to explore Lake Taupo is the perfect holiday destination for the whole family.
Main Towns in the Lake Taupo Region
Other Towns in the Lake Taupo Region