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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

4.2 out of 5 based on 43 reviews submitted.
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Premium New Zealand North Island

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

Premium New Zealand North Island

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

New Zealand Uncovered (Northbound)

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

New Zealand Uncovered (Northbound)

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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Megan · Traveled January 2024
Make sure you read the itinerary very, very carefully and compare it to other companies to be sure it covers everything you want to see.
Review submitted 21 Jan 2024

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