Taupo travel guide

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You're Going to Love Taupo

Taupo is a mix of people who simply want to luxuriate in the natural surroundings and beauty all around and adrenaline-loving thrill-seekers who take on the incredible mountains and choppy waters. No matter why you arrive, you're sure to think: "I could get used to this way of life!"

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Taupo

When to Visit Taupo

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The activities you want to partake in will determine the "best" time to go. There are four distinct seasons with a mild summer, perfect for beach-going, and a cool winter which, coupled with the area's mountainous terrain, makes skiing a viable activity. The climate is cooler in Taupo than anywhere else, in general, because of its high elevation.

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How to Get to Taupo

Airports near Taupo

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Where to Stay in Taupo

If you love that good lodge life, check into the Huka Lodge. Visitors who are looking for modest but comfy accommodations will love the Cove. Backpackers will appreciate the hospitality of Blackcurrant Backpackers.

Popular Neighborhoods in Taupo

Where to stay in popular areas of Taupo

Most booked hotels in Taupo

How to Get Around Taupo

The Cost of Living in Taupo

Shopping Streets

The Taupo town center features a whole array of boutique shops and outlets with lots of parking. You can also head to Ballentynes Fashion Central Taupo.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Taupo costs NZ$2.42 and a dozen eggs costs NZ$5.

Where to Eat in Taupo

A local Taupo favorite is Spoon and Paddle. This youthful and relaxed cafe serves up everything from freshly brewed, fair trade coffee to local beers and melting lamb shoulder tortillas. Mains cost between NZ$12 - NZ$19.