The bustling resort town of Taupō is an ideal base for exploring: restaurants and accommodation options abound; there are numerous art and craft galleries and hot thermal pools for relaxing.

The small town of Turangi, on the southern shores of Lake Taupō, is the hub of Trout Fishing Turangi and Lake Taupo in the region. Fishing lodges are plentiful and the local streams are usually dotted with anglers standing thigh-deep in the water! The drive around the eastern shore of the lake, from Taupō to Turangi, is a great scenic drive offering stunning views.

DO IT ALL! Ride a high-speed jet boat to the base of Huka Falls, fish for trophy-sized trout in Lake Taupō, soak in geothermal hot pools, skydive above stunning scenery, go flight-seeing over Mt Ruapehu.