Taupo is now seen as one of New Zealand’s most progressive and innovative communities. Taupo will most likely be New Zealand’s next city.

Taupo is located at the outlet of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. The river flows over one of New Zealand's most spectacular waterfalls, the Huka Falls.

Taupo is a centre of volcanic and geothermal activity and hot springs suitable for bathing are located at several places in the vicinity.

Taupo serves a rich rural community, but increasingly its future is tied to tourism. Taupo is able to serve the mountain lovers, the trout lovers the adventure lovers plus the Rotorua market.

Taupo is a young town and there are no ‘old’ buildings that have heritage status, with exception of the now Hilton Hotel.

Taupo also boasts four golf clubs, plenty of shops, cafes and bars. This place has it all.

The small but growing satellite town of Kinloch, where a Jack Nicklaus golf resort is being constructed, is 20 kilometres west along the lake.

To support this level of tourism there is a 3km stretch of road with just motels.

In 2009 a team of Taupo citizens won the TV2 programme Top Town.

Taupo’s Museum is open seven days and located in the towns business area.

The War Memorial is located at Taupo’s administration and information centre.

St Andrews Anglican church represents the 'newness' of Taupo.


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course