Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Taupo

The lake, waterfalls and hot springs are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Taupo. Renowned for its fishing, spas and cycling, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Taupo

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Travellers enjoy fun activities like cycling and swimming. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Taupo a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Taupo Bungy (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Wairakei International Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • The Kinloch Club (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Taupo

Panoramic lake views, beautiful waterfalls and relaxing hot springs are a few of the stunning natural features that Taupo boasts. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Taupo. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Craters of the Moon (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Huka Falls (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Aratiatia Rapids (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Lake Taupo (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Orakei Korako Geothermal Park and Cave (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Kuratau Jetty (20.4 mi / 32.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Taupo

Fly into Taupo (TUO), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city centre.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Taupo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Taupo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Taupo Hot Springs: 481 holiday lettings
  • Craters of the Moon: 478 holiday lettings
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery: 482 holiday lettings
  • Taupo Bungy: 479 holiday lettings
  • Barbary: 483 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Taupo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Taupo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 369 Houses in Taupo. Our other popular types of Taupo holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 62 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 62 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Taupo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 38 holiday homes with pool available in Taupo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.