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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New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound)

Judy · Traveled May 2024
This group trip can be action packed with zip lining and white water rafting just 2 of the many options. But it’s also suitable if you enjoy a group trip to see beautiful NZ. The accommodation is comfortable and our guide was first class with unsurpassed local knowledge that gets you those special places.
Review submitted 15 May 2024

New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound)

Judith · Traveled May 2024
You can enjoy this trip if you like to be active whether 70 or 19yrs as me and my grandson did May 2024. Tour guide superb and food.activities and accommodation all excellent.
Review submitted 21 May 2024

New Zealand Uncovered (Northbound)

Laurie · Traveled April 2024
Was a marvellous trip where I did things I never thought I would do. Like Skydiving and Jet Boating. Plus so many other firsts.
Review submitted 20 May 2024

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Cj · Traveled April 2024
The trip lived up to my expectations and actually exceeded them. I needed customer service help at one point and the ladies i dealt with were fantastic, and able to fix my problem immediately. Also the phone was answered by a human, so important in this day and age. Our guide Lexi was excellent, exceptionally organized!
Review submitted 22 May 2024

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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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