Whether it's a quick break away or an extended family vacation, you'll find plenty of fresh holiday ideas at Taupo. Walk the shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, take a scenic cruise or bushwalk, cast your line for a fat trout (and they'll even cook it up for you at one of the local restaurants) or get an adrenalin rush with a spot of extreme adventure.
You can opt for a bungy jump, tandem skydive or high-speed jetboat ride, or head into the hills on a quad bike adventure. There is rafting and kayaking on the region's rivers, or cruise across Lake Taupo to view the Maori rock carvings.
At the end of the day, relax and enjoy a soak in the hot pools before dining at one of the region's many restaurants and alfresco cafés.