HOW TO GET HERE
Lake Taupo is situated in the middle of the
North Island, and is the largest lake in the Southern
Hemisphere. Taupo is the region's main centre. It has a
stunning location - right on the shores at the Northern end of the
Lake, looking across to the snow-capped peaks of Tongariro National
Accommodation choices range from world famous lodges, hotels,
motels, home stays and tourism award winning backpacker
hostels. Just a few minutes North of Taupo at Wairakei Tourist
Park are boiling mud pools, thermal valleys, geysers and hot mineral
springs. New Zealand's most popular visitor attraction, the
spectacular Huka Falls, is right next door.
Taupo has a smorgasbord of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars,
streets of great shopping, and a distinctly cosmopolitan feel.
It's also the exhibition centre for a diverse range of beautiful
local arts and crafts.
For more information go to Destination
Air New Zealand flies into Taupo airport from
both Auckland and Wellington, each less than one hour away.
Additional services fly into Rotorua, a one hour drive from Taupo.
For more information go to Air
Distance and times to Taupo
||3 hours 30 minutes
||4 hours 45 minutes
||1 hour 45 minutes
||1 hour 15 minutes
For information on rental cars go to: Maui
A helicopter will meet
you at Auckland International Airport and fly the short 1 hour 10
minute ride to Taupo. Price on application.