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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 tracks
Huka Falls tracks
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Waterfalls
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Aratiatia Rapids
Aratiatia Rapids
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Great Lake Taupo
Great Lake Taupo
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Craters of the Moon
Craters of the Moon
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Malabar Beyond India
Malabar Beyond India
Ranked #1 of 139 Restaurants in Taupo
Price: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Nepali, Indian, Asian
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Master of India Restaurant
Master of India Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 139 Restaurants in Taupo
Price: $2 - $16
Cuisines: Balti, Indian
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Spoon and Paddle
Spoon and Paddle
Ranked #3 of 139 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Cafe, International, European, New Zealand
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
The Bistro
The Bistro
Ranked #4 of 139 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
The Brantry
The Brantry
Ranked #5 of 139 Restaurants in Taupo
Price: $12 - $25
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Haka Lodge Taupo
2.0 of 5
Haka Lodge Taupo
$39 - $90 (NZ$53 - NZ$123)
Ranked #2 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
5.0 of 5
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
$62 - $156
Ranked #4 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Finlay Jack's Backpackers
2.0 of 5
Finlay Jack's Backpackers
$30 - $58 (NZ$41 - NZ$79)
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
$118 - $180
Ranked #1 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection
3.5 of 5
Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection
$108 - $199
Ranked #2 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
4.0 of 5
The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
$120 - $200
Ranked #3 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Pillars Retreat
4.0 of 5
The Pillars Retreat
$161 - $229 (NZ$220 - NZ$313)
Ranked #1 of 41 Taupo B&B and Inns
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Whakaipo Lodge
5.0 of 5
Whakaipo Lodge
$192 - $290 (NZ$263 - NZ$397)
Ranked #2 of 41 Taupo B&B and Inns
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Lake Taupo Lodge
5.0 of 5
Lake Taupo Lodge
$384 - $647
Ranked #1 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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