Discover Lake Taupo

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Where to find us

Conveniently located in the central plateau of New Zealand’s North Island, the Great Lake Taupō region is within easy driving distance of six of New Zealand’s major cities. The Taupō Domestic Airport is just 8km from the town centre and has regular scheduled flights from both Auckland and Wellington as well as being one of the busiest charter and private aircraft terminals in the country.

Scenic Highlights

Great Lake Taupo is… ancient forests, thermal water features, volcanoes, massive caldera craters such as Lake Taupo - the largest freshwater lake in Australasia – and the mountains and snowfields of the dual World Heritage status - Tongariro National Park. Since the beginning, it’s been nature’s drama, volcanic upheaval and geothermal forces that have attracted people to this spectacular region.

Why Lake Taupo?

What’s on

Taupo Summer Concert

Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo

Kellogg's Nutri Grain Ironman New Zealand

Sika Hunting & Fishing Show


Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Conference Venues & Facilities

Offering a huge range of conference and meeting facilities the Great Lake Taupo region offers a meeting space to suit from 6 to 600. Purpose built conference and meetings facilities complement the vast assortment of support services and a range of networking/team building opportunities, ensure your team is inspired and motivated, while still having the opportunity to explore one of New Zealand’s most stunning regions.


With a range of accommodation options to suit even the most discerning traveller, the Great Lake Taupo region offers international
resorts and 5 star hotels, national hotel chains and locally owned and operated hotels as well as motor lodges, self contained apartments and bed & breakfasts. For that something special, there are world class luxury lodges, internationally awarded wilderness retreats and a vast assortment of luxurious and exceptional experiences to entice and pamper.

Unforgettable Experiences

Explore the world heritage listed Tongariro National Park by helicopter as you fly past one of the country’s newest active volcanic
areas, or land beside a secluded river within the majestic Kaimanawa Ranges for a silver service lunch beside the crystal clear waters.

Or for a thrill of a different pace, take the plunge from 15,000 feet and let your jumpmaster guide your parachute to land beside ‘petrol head heaven’ so you can take the wheel of a V8 racecar or formula challenge single seater to test your skills around the race track!

Whether it’s action and adventure or relaxation and pampering, the central plateau region of Great Lake Taupo¯ is sure to impress.