The area around Lake Taupo is one of the most popular and interesting places to visit in the North Island of New Zealand. If you are spending any time at all in the North Island you should try to fit in at least a couple of days to explore this area. Use these resources to plan your trip to the region. Click on each headline to learn more about the topic.
If travelling to Taupo by car from Auckland, there are several interesting places to stop on your way. Discover what they are here.
Learn all about about Taupo including location, how to get there, history, climate and some of the things to see and do.
Did you know that Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand, the second largest in Oceania and is the same size as Singapore? Discover these and other fascinating facts about the Taupo region.
Here are some of the main highlights of the Taupo region - including some well-kept 'local' secrets.
If you are short on time, these are the ten things you definitely should include in your visit to Taupo.
Some of the best things to see and do in Taupo won't cost you anything - if you know where to find them. Here's how to have a great time in Taupo for free.
Taupo has some great places to dine. Check out my best selection here. If you're looking for something more casual, you can also read my Taupo Cafe Guide
Information on the best places to stay in Taupo.
The Huka Falls near Taupo is one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in New Zealand. Here are some photos of this most spectacular waterfall.
The Aratiatia Dam is one of several dams on the Waikato River which provide hydro-electric power for New Zealand. This is the closest one to Taupo, and is well worth a visit.
Maps of Lake Taupo and the surrounding region.