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3 Reasons Why Taupo Should Totally Be On Your New Zealand Bucket List

By James Baker
on  July 23, 2018

We’ve all got a list of places we really want to visit at some point during our lives, right? If Taupo isn’t already on your list, here are a few reasons why it should be. No New Zealand road trip is complete without visiting this spectacular part of the North Island.

Wild Kiwi Guests Kayaking at Lake Taupo Exploring the Māori Rock Carvings


Lake Taupo, Australasia’s Largest Lake, Is Seriously Stunning

Situated in the southern Waikato Region, Taupo is a lively town on the shore of the majestic Lake Taupo. Believe it or not its actually a giant volcano with a very fiery past. In fact, its last eruption in 181 AD was powerful enough to alter the skies as far away as Europe. Lake Taupo has some seriously impressive views best enjoyed with a well-deserved beer watching the sunset.

Immerse Yourself In Maori Culture In Taupo

Make the most of your time in this spectacular region by embarking on an intimate cultural tour. From guided wilderness walks to hangi (traditional Māori food cooked in the ground) and kappa haka (a traditional dance and song experience). As well as being home to a series of famous walking and bike trails across impressive geothermal terrain, taking to the water in the Taupo region is also recommended.

The Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings is hailed as one of the most extraordinary artworks in New Zealand. Matahi Brightwell and his team of four artists created this outstanding carving of his ancestor Ngatoroirangiand. Sculpted over a period of four years in the late 1970s, they stand at 14m tall. They are remarkable and it’s not difficult to see why.

Uncover Your Inner Adventurer On Your New Zealand Road Trip

Experience the thrill of some majorly adrenaline-inducing activities including bungee jumping, sky diving, jet boating and white water rafting. Although, if thats not your thing, relax in a geothermal hot pool or cruise the glassy waters. Whatever you decide, your time in Taupo is certain to be a highlight of your trip.

Wild Kiwi Guests at Lake Taupo

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