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Everything You Need to Know About Taupo

Your Resources for Exploring the Taupo Region, North Island, New Zealand


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.

1. Getting There: Driving Tour from Auckland to Taupo via Rotorua

If travelling to Taupo by car from Auckland, there are several interesting places to stop on your way. Discover what they are here.

2. Essential Guide to Taupo

Learn all about about Taupo including location, how to get there, history, climate and some of the things to see and do.

3. Lake Taupo Amazing Facts and Figures

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.

4. Lake Taupo Highlights

Here are some of the main highlights of the Taupo region - including some well-kept 'local' secrets.

5. Top Ten Things to Do in Taupo

If you are short on time, these are the ten things you definitely should include in your visit to Taupo.

6. Best Free Things to Do in 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.

7. Taupo Restaurant and Bar Guide

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

8. Taupo Accommodation Guide

Information on the best places to stay in Taupo.

9. Huka Falls Photo Gallery

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.

10. Aratiatia Dam Photo Gallery

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.

11. Taupo Maps

Maps of Lake Taupo and the surrounding region.

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