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Taupo
This adrenaline-pumping city offers an abundance of skydiving, jetboating and bungee jumping. Discover the marvels of Orakei Korako thermal park, featuring caves, hot springs and boiling mud pools. Gaze across Lake Taupo to see the spectacular volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park, and make sure to visit Huka Falls, one of the great watery wonders of New Zealand.

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Huka Falls
Huka Falls
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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Aratiatia Rapids
Aratiatia Rapids
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Lava Glass
Lava Glass
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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Huka Prawn Park
Huka Prawn Park
Owner description: New Zealand's only Prawn Fishing Park. Located just 5 minutes from Taupo and offering hours of entertainment for people of all ages. Experience the thrill of landing the fiesty... more Owner description: New Zealand's only Prawn Fishing Park. Located just 5 minutes from Taupo and offering hours of entertainment for people of all ages. Experience the thrill of landing the fiesty prawn at Hook-a-Prawn Fishing, enjoy the delight of hand feeding, baby prawns in the Prawn Nursery, and get up close and personal with Shawn the Prawn, in the Aquarium. Then head out to more than 6 hectares of fun and entertainment throughout the park, including interactive water features, adventure playgrounds, trout viewing and feeding, and geothermal foot baths. The day wouldn't be complete with relaxing beside the mighty Waikato River at the Riverside restaurant and bar and enjoying a mouthwatering selection of meals and beverages on offer. Huka Prawn Park, a day of fun and adventure for all! less
Attraction type: Parks
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Craters of the Moon
Craters of the Moon
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Brantry
The Brantry
Ranked #1 of 134 Restaurants in Taupo
Price: $12 - $25
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Bistro
The Bistro
Ranked #2 of 134 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Master of India Restaurant
Master of India Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 134 Restaurants in Taupo
Price: $2 - $16
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Malabar Beyond India
Malabar Beyond India
Ranked #4 of 134 Restaurants in Taupo
Price: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Replete Cafe & Store
Replete Cafe & Store
Ranked #5 of 134 Restaurants in Taupo
Price: $4 - $14
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Haka Lodge
2.0 of 5
Haka Lodge
$17 - $90 (NZ$24 - NZ$126)
Ranked #2 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
5.0 of 5
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
$60 - $172
Ranked #5 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Finlay Jack's Backpackers
2.0 of 5
Finlay Jack's Backpackers
$24 - $71 (NZ$34 - NZ$100)
Ranked #6 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Gables Lakefront Motel
4.0 of 5
Gables Lakefront Motel
$129 - $190
Ranked #1 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
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The Reef Resort
4.0 of 5
The Reef Resort
$117 - $569
Ranked #2 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
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Sails On The Lake
3.5 of 5
Sails On The Lake
$105 - $273
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Pillars Retreat
4.0 of 5
The Pillars Retreat
$181 - $240 (NZ$254 - NZ$337)
Ranked #1 of 40 Taupo B&B and Inns
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Lake Taupo Lodge
5.0 of 5
Lake Taupo Lodge
$370 - $606
Ranked #1 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Whakaipo Lodge
5.0 of 5
Whakaipo Lodge
$200 - $276 (NZ$281 - NZ$388)
Ranked #2 of 40 Taupo B&B and Inns
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