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With many great activities, some of the country's best natural scenery and an intimate town centre filled with boutique shopping and dining, Lake Taupo is the destination you need to visit during the four-day long Easter weekend.
A trip to Taupo wouldn't be complete without a round of golf or two. The Taupo Golf Club is an absolutely unique New Zealand golfing experience that gives you the choice between TWO 18 hole golf courses. Taupo Golf Club has spacious clubrooms which unite the two courses where you can enjoy a bite to eat and a refreshing local craft beer or glass of wine after a (hopefully) ‘below par’ day on the course. There is even a discount green fee available for those wanting to play both courses. www.taupogolf.co.nz
Get your adrenaline fix while strapped into a New Zealand icon, the Jet Boat. When visiting Taupo experience New Zealand’s best whitewater Jet Boat ride with Rapids Jet. The highly experienced team of drivers will take you on a 35 minute blast through narrow canyons while surfing over the Nga Awa Purua rapids. This is a guaranteed fun, safe and exhilarating adrenaline rush suitable for all ages. www.rapidsjet.com
Taupo has a great mountain biking scene and is jam packed with excellent Mountain Bike tracks and trails. To take the hassle out of getting to and from the trails, catch a ride with Great Lake Shuttles. As well as getting picked up and dropped off, you will get all the info you need on track status, weather and the Taupo mountain bike lowdown from the local owner and operator Pete. www.greatlakeshuttles.co.nz
During your stay experience some of Taupo’s top quality New Zealand cuisine. The Brantry is an award winning restaurant at the forefront of Taupo’s dining experience. Located within a recently refurbished original 1950s townhouse the brantry succeeds to create an unforgettable dining experience. www.thebrantry.co.nz
Situated on the water's edge with spectacular uninterrupted views of Lake Taupo, The Cove is a the only place to stay in Taupo for those wanting a luxurious long weekend getaway. Completely refurbished in 2014 with new luxurious furnishings and fittings, The Cove offers modern accommodation suitable for couples, families, corporates and honeymooners. To make the most of your stay ensure that you book one of the exquisite Spa Suites, equipped with a thermally heated hot tub and private balcony. All rooms also come with free Wi-Fi and off road parking. To make a booking or enquire about availabilities please visit www.thecove.co.nz.