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In the lake’s northeastern corner, Taupo (pop 33,000) is the region’s big smoke and one of the country’s top resort towns. There’s plenty of accommodation and eating options, as well as adventuring such as lake cruises, fishing, jetboating, bungy, rafting, skydiving, parasailing, biking and hiking. Make your bookings at Taupo i-SITE.

An added bonus here is geothermal hot pools, thanks to all the volcanic action nearby. Bring your swimming gear.

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Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 30 Tongariro St. (this entry’s map location).

Love Taupo

Lake Taupo Shopping & Markets

Crafty Trout Brewery

Alpine beer brewed in Taupo

Huka Falls

Raging white water

Taupo Skydiving

Skydiving capital of the world

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Herry Lawford