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Huka Falls Walkway , Taupo
Hike or bike the trails around Huka Falls Walkway, draining the country's largest lake by surface area and appealing to both amateur photogra
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours , Taupo
Taupo adrenaline/extreme tours provide a range of ways to get that perfect dose of adventure in New Zealand. You can skydive, bungee jump, or
Tongariro Alpine Crossing , Tongariro National Park
Get ready for an outdoor adventure among some of New Zealand's best volcanic scenery at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Linking Mangatepopo and Ke
Boat Tours & Water Sports , Taupo
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Recommended Taupo tours
$29 BOOK WITH VIATOR Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Sail Fearless
Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
$114 BOOK WITH VIATOR Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
Duration: 3 hours
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The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia. Maori culture regards the lake as the beating heart of a fish (that fish being North Island), because of its volcanic activity and location at the island's center. A Taupo holiday naturally offers plenty in the way of lakeside activities, including ample trout fishing and a range of water sports. With its views of the water, surrounding forests and areas of geothermal activity, plus close proximity to ski centers, Taupo draws visitors year-round. Make this your base for exploring the scenery on the many well-maintained hiking and mountain bike routes. Use our New Zealand trip maker website to arrange your visit to Taupo and any other destinations in New Zealand that take your fancy.
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As a resort town, Taupo offers a diversity of accommodations. Boutique, luxury, and spa hotels are easily found in the town center, while some of the more luxurious options are set farther out in secluded spots reachable by car or taxi. Backpacker hostels and rental apartments provide good options for those wanting to get up into the mountains, or out onto the lake to enjoy the activities.
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