Holidays to Taupo

New Zealand
Taupo is a town in northern New Zealand on the shores of Lake Taupo . The town’s economy centers on tourism, and mostly serves as a base for day trips into the surrounding region. Proximity to New Zealand’s largest lake and volcanic Tongariro National Park draw nature enthusiasts from across …

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How to get to Taupo

Here's what you need to know about getting to Taupo. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Taupo takes 1 day, 4 hours, 25 minutes.

Where to stay in Taupo

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Taupo, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Taupo

Joseph Coureur | Trip by SkyscannerHuka Falls
Huka Falls
Joseph Coureur | Trip by SkyscannerLake Taupo
Lake Taupo
David White | Trip by SkyscannerWairakei Terraces
Wairakei Terraces
Joseph Coureur | Trip by SkyscannerCraters of the Moon
Craters of the Moon
Joseph Coureur | Trip by SkyscannerReids Farm Recreation Reserve
Reids Farm Recreation Reserve

Reviews of Taupo

NallyNew York City

Taupo, located in the center of New Zealand's North Island, is the starting point for numerous outdoor activities in the area. Lake Taupo has water sports galore, plus trout fishing and Maori carvings. Tongariro National Park--with its famous one-day hike, Tongariro Crossing--is a short drive away.

Kyreena Hay
Kyreena HayHamilton

New Zealand is a low populated country, and Taupo being one of the mid-sized towns, it has all the amenities, but is still very easy going and relaxed. It's a beautiful place, and having an amazing breakfast at one of the cafe's along the Taupo lake aka an extinct volcano, is awe-inspiring. I recommend seeking out one of the many hot pool options in the area. It's a great place to really relax.

Vanessa Watson
Vanessa WatsonWhangarei

BEEP,BEEP,BEEP!!...... I know where the best private thermal pool is here but if I tell everyone I'm dead.......hahahahaha. A Place of power loved it. Can't wait to go back... :-)


You know what I love? Water. Lots of it. Preferably in oceanic form, but I'll take it however I can get it: cascading down a cliff, rushing as a river, even lazing peacefully inside a lake (although add a few mountains as scenic backdrop, and I might even up lakes a few notches). Lake Taupo is everything good about water. The basin was created by a giganto volcano, so the thing is the size of a small country. (Literally. It's the same size as Singapore.) Anything you want -- kayaking, fishing, nearby snow-capped glacial mountains, Maori rock carvings to appease the volcanic gods -- it's here.

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