Taupo and its surrounding towns of Turangi, Mangakino and Kinloch are located in the centre of the North Island.
Lake Taupo and the rivers surrounding it such as the Waikato and the world famous Tongariro river provide the area with an abundance of outdoor activity options.
Lake Taupo was formed by a volcanic eruption about 26,000 years ago. It feeds the mighty Huka Falls on the Waikato River, New Zealand's longest river.
The town of Taupo is such a draw card for tourists. From taking in the stunning scenery sitting on the waterfront with a coffee to sampling the vast array of shops, it has it all.
The area is a base for many scenic attractions and activities such as jet boating, trout fishing, and numerous walks.