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Taupo is a beautiful town in New Zealand, situated on the bank of Lake Taupo. The town is home to approximately 23,700 people, which altogether make it the 2nd largest urban area in the Waikato Region and the 20th largest in the country. It is colder and windier compared to other parts of the country. The town is mainly famous for its volcanic and geothermal attractions. Lake Taupo, the largest lake in Australasia, adds great beauty to the town. Geothermal parks, skiing and trout fishing are the major attractions in this town.

Some of the famous areas and neighbourhoods in Taupo are further discussed in this article.

Taupo Town Centre

Taupo town centre is an extraordinary place that every visitor must experience. It is one of the top holiday destinations in the area, famous for adrenaline-pumping activities such as bungee jumping, jet boating, sky diving and fishing. With numerous attractions, the area offers an ideal balance between relaxation and adventure. Luxurious holiday homes and resorts are available here to offer great accommodation solutions. Transportation services too are conveniently available in the town centre area. Tourists can enjoy their visit to this scenically beautiful place without any hassle or trouble.


This suburb in Taupo stretches to Five Mile Bay from Rainbow Point. Like the entire Taupo town, this neighbourhood too is an apt place for all the adventure activities. Wharewaka is a small land area, about 1.6 kilometres from the Taupo Airport. It is equally popular among locals and tourists, and is generally busier during the summers. Swimming, fishing and others are famous activities for the visitors and residents as well. Holiday homes are the principal accommodation options available here in this suburb.

Acacia Bay

This is a small community in Taupo, located about 2 miles west of the town. It is an ideal place for beach lovers, camping and hiking enthusiasts, among others. This picturesque settlement, located on the north banks of Lake Taupo, features some great beach areas. This beautiful area houses many commercial lodges and bed & breakfasts, to provide accommodation facilities to the visitors.


Wairkei village is small settlement in Taupo, originally constructed for the workers of the Wairkei power station. The area is best suited for family vacations. Wairakei Tourist Park is the prime attraction in this area. The Wairakei Resort Taupo, located within the park, offers quality accommodations. However, there are not many accommodations available in the area other than Wairakei Resort Taupo.

The information is correct as of January 2016.

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NallyNew York City

Taupo, located in the center of New Zealand's North Island, is the starting point for numerous outdoor activities in the area. Lake Taupo has water sports galore, plus trout fishing and Maori carvings. Tongariro National Park--with its famous one-day hike, Tongariro Crossing--is a short drive away.

Kyreena Hay
Kyreena HayHamilton

New Zealand is a low populated country, and Taupo being one of the mid-sized towns, it has all the amenities, but is still very easy going and relaxed. It's a beautiful place, and having an amazing breakfast at one of the cafe's along the Taupo lake aka an extinct volcano, is awe-inspiring. I recommend seeking out one of the many hot pool options in the area. It's a great place to really relax.

Vanessa Watson
Vanessa WatsonWhangarei

BEEP,BEEP,BEEP!!...... I know where the best private thermal pool is here but if I tell everyone I'm dead.......hahahahaha. A Place of power loved it. Can't wait to go back... :-)


You know what I love? Water. Lots of it. Preferably in oceanic form, but I'll take it however I can get it: cascading down a cliff, rushing as a river, even lazing peacefully inside a lake (although add a few mountains as scenic backdrop, and I might even up lakes a few notches). Lake Taupo is everything good about water. The basin was created by a giganto volcano, so the thing is the size of a small country. (Literally. It's the same size as Singapore.) Anything you want -- kayaking, fishing, nearby snow-capped glacial mountains, Maori rock carvings to appease the volcanic gods -- it's here.


The least expensive month is May, with an average of $162 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Taupo is January, with an average price of $244 per night.
The average price of a hotel in December last year was $149 per night. This is 28% less than the average nightly price of $192 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Taupo, the expected average temperature in December is 17.5°C/63.5°F. The warmest month is typically January, which averages 23.4°C/74.1°F. The coolest month is August, with temperatures averaging 5.3°C/41.5°F.
The nearest airport to Taupo is Taupo (TUO) (6.40km). Other nearby airports include: Tokoroa (56.08km) Rotorua (67.40km)

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