Lake Taupo Tours & Holidays

Welcome to the largest lake in New Zealand and the largest freshwater lake in Australasia.

Lake Taupo is so large that it is around the same size as Singapore. One of the best ways to enjoy it is to get out on its waters. Don’t miss the 14 metre-high Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings which depict Maori culture and mythology in a spectacular art form that can only be viewed from the lake. If you’re into mountain biking, The Great Lake Trails, on the western shores of Lake Taupo, are regarded as one of the best grade three mountain bike trails in the whole of New Zealand. Lake Taupo is also world famous for its trout fishing, both on Lake Taupo and in the surrounding rivers. You can also see the thundering waters of Huka Falls, one of the most visited and most photographed natural attractions in New Zealand.

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Lake Taupo tour reviews

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Jenny · Traveled March 2024
This tour is a great mix of natural wonders, breathtaking scenery and culture. Island life, caves, hobbiton, catamaran cruising, volcanic landscapes, the trip has a lovely mix. It was well organised with the right mix of activities. Grant our tour leader was excellent. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and added so much more with his stories and humour. A great trip with a great bunch of people. Highly recommend visiting NZ.
Review submitted 04 Apr 2024

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Annette · Traveled March 2024
A really enjoyable trip. We got a great overview of most of New Zealand's main tourist sites. Our tour guide, Mike, was exceptional and made sure our group had a great time. The accommodation, transport, included food and activities were all of a good standard. I definitely recommend and would travel with Intrepid again.
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024

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Bruce · Traveled March 2024
Can’t say enough great things about our guide Summer and the overall Intrepid experiences
Review submitted 19 Apr 2024

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Gavin · Traveled March 2024
This holiday is perfect for exploring the North Island of New Zealand. The itinerary is busy, but not too busy, and there aren't any days where the travel is onerous. It's a beautiful, interesting place and this tour lets you experience that to the fullest.
Review submitted 25 Mar 2024

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Andrea · Traveled March 2024
My husband and I took a 17 day guided tour through both the North and South islands of New Zealand with Intrepid. We were very pleased with every aspect of the trip. We highly recommend both Intrepid and our wonderful guide, Summer.
Review submitted 01 May 2024

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