Taupo Tours & Holidays

Taupo in the heart of the North Island is home to New Zealand's largest lake. 

It’s a place of extraordinary natural beauty and the ideal destination for those who enjoy getting out and about in the great outdoors. One Taupo’s biggest claims to fame is Lake Taupo which is housed in an ancient volcanic caldera born from one of the world’s most spectacular volcanic eruptions. However, there are plenty of things to do in Taupo which don’t involve getting out on the lake. The trout-filled rivers offer some of world’s best fly-fishing and there are ancient forests to explore, together with steaming geothermal valleys with natural hot springs, and superb national parks like Tongariro National Park which is a dual-listed UNESCO heritage site. Mountain bikers come to Taupo to ride The Great Lake Trails on the western shores of Lake Taupo which are considered some of the best mountain biking trails in the country. If you would prefer to hit the slopes, you’ll find New Zealand’s largest ski fields near Taupo on Mt Ruapehu, which also draw hikers in summer.

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Julia · Traveled January 2024
Awesome tour! Rhys as the group leader was the best!-organized, fun, native New Zealander with lots of insight. Really good food, hotels, and transportation. Always felt well taken care of with the right mix of organized activities and time to ourselves. Trip of a lifetime!
Review submitted 08 Feb 2024

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Sue · Traveled January 2024
This was an excellent mix of activities, quality food and accommodation with good local guides at each attraction. Wine tasting day was a highlight due to quality of the local guide.
Review submitted 02 Feb 2024

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David · Traveled January 2024
Visited the best locations to see the most amazing sights possible in the time available.
Review submitted 08 Feb 2024

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Patricia · Traveled January 2024
New Zealand was an amazing tour. The culture and eco-system were so very interesting to learn about. The scenery is absolutely incredible! There are so many adventure options it will make your head spin. If there’s something crazy or terrifying New Zealand will offer it up…. Bungee jumping comes to mind. If you’re looking for relaxing and enjoying the views that can happen as well. Try the hot springs located all over the country! Our guide was so knowledgeable and helpful in every way possible. He was able to get us all to our optional adventures without any us missing out on the itinerary options. Juggling 14 ‘cats’ was an impossible chore, but he did it all with a wonderful sense of humor.
Review submitted 10 Feb 2024

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Kevin · Traveled January 2024
What a fun trip! The itinerary and included activities gave us a very good introduction to the natural beauty, culture, history, flora, and fauna of New Zealand. We had a wonderful group of fellow travelers and our local guide Robbie John was absolutely outstanding.
Review submitted 21 Jan 2024

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