Getaway to Taupo this Winter

Taupo is absolutely stunning in Wintertime. Take a look at our suggestions on how to make Taupo your perfect winter getaway destination.

Don’t let the cooler weather stop you from visiting Taupo this winter. Taupo is an excellent year-round destination. Take a look at our suggestions for a great way to spend your time in Taupo this winter.


Taupo is a scenic 1.5 hour drive to Whakapapa ski field or 2 hours from Turoa ski field both located on Mt Ruapehu. Both ski fields offer a Snow School for complete beginners, as well as more advanced options. Everything you need to have a great day up on the mountain is available in Taupo, including ski and snowboard rental, warm weather gear shops (and rental), and transport to and from the mountain.

Off the mountain, Taupo is home to many unique geothermal features, the mighty Huka Falls and a soak in the DeBrett’s hot spring pools is a great way to warm up.


Whether you have had a day enjoying the mountain or any of Taupo’s other great activities you will need to refuel. The Lakehouse Taupo should be your destination if you are looking for a great selection of craft beer and a gastro-pub style menu. Alternatively, The Brantry is a local favourite for a gourmet take on contemporary New Zealand cuisine.


Make the most of Taupo’s beauty by staying in accommodation overlooking Lake Taupo. The Sails is conveniently situated just 1.5km from the Taupo CBD and looks over Lake Taupo where you can take in the stunning views across the Lake and Central Plateau Mountain Ranges which are stunning during the winter season.  With accommodation options to suit a variety of travellers make your next stay in Taupo at The Sails. For booking or enquiries please visit their website

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