Winter ski holidays in Great Lake Taupo

Situated in the heart of the North Island, the Great Lake Taupo region is the ideal winter playground.

With the largest ski area in the southern hemisphere, easy accessibility and a huge range of off mountain activities, Great Lake Taupo's winter will deliver your best holiday ever.

Want to know how a coastal family fare on the snow? Raglan-based family, the Kereopas, left their beach life to try skiing and snowboarding for the first time. They headed up to Whakapapa Ski Area, Mount Ruapehu, for their first ski and snowboard lessons which they totally aced.

The weather wasn't ideal at the mountain for skiing the next day so they headed to Taupo instead to play some mini-golf.

Check out the entire Kereopa video series.