About Taupo

The North Island resort town of Taupo nestles on the edge of a natural embankment overlooking New Zealand’s largest lake. Lake Taupo is conveniently located between NZ’s largest cities Auckland (3.5 hours drive) and Wellington (4 hours drive), and has always been a very popular tourist destination.

The Lake Taupo District is a vibrant growing region with a diverse range of resources including forestry, agriculture, hydroelectric and geothermal energy, tourism, scenic and recreational attractions. Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino are the three main urban areas in the district. There are also many lakeside settlements around the shores of Lake Taupo. In addition to stunning scenery the district has well developed accommodation, transport, recreation, attraction activities. As well as gaining international recognition as a trout fishing destination the region is developing a reputation as a top event destination with an all year programme of sporting events and festivals.

Websites of Interest:

Taupo District Council - www.taupodc.govt.nz
Find out more information about properties, rates, valuations, rebates and LIM reports.

Great Lake Taupo - www.greatlaketaupo.com
Popular tourist destination boasts the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and its mountains are most famous internationally for being featured as the ominous Mt Doom in the Lord of The Rings trilogy. Come for the world-class trout fishing, adrenaline pumping adventure activities, or just enjoy a relaxing stroll along the lake front.

Taupo Motorsport Track - www.tauporacetrack.co.nz
Taupo Motorsport Park is New Zealand’s Premier motorsport and driver training facility. As an international FIA category 2 race circuit and NZDRA certified drag strip, they play host to top world class motorsport events making Taupo the “Home of New Zealand Motorsport”.

School Zones - nzschools.tki.org.nz
Click on link following, refine search by entering Taupo and enter - full list of Taupo schools will appear in left hand column plus clickable hover over feature on map.


Taupo is New Zealand’s largest fresh water lake and as such is a very popular holiday and tourist destination. Scenic highlights include the magnificent Huka Falls.

Tongariro National Park (World Heritage Area) which is the North Islands most popular place for skiing in the winter and for hiking in the summer and further to this, Taupo is enjoyed for all the family adventures with water-skiing, parasailing, jet-skiing and kayaking. It is best known for is fishing, being the largest natural trout fishery in the world.

Taupo also boasts a variety of golf courses including Wairakei and the International Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Kinloch.