Colourful lakes, rocky peaks and a world-famous one-day trek are just some of the things you’ll discover in Taupo and Tongariro.
Taupo and Tongariro are two of the most scenic places to visit in New Zealand. Soak up sweeping views over land and water from Lake Taupo, and incredibly diverse terrain in the Tongariro National Park.
Taupo & Tongariro holiday highlights
The popular town of Taupo sits on the shores of New Zealand’s biggest lake of the same name. It’s a fantastic outdoorsy destination where you can enjoy activities from trout fishing to hiking, and even skiing at the Whakapapa and Turoa areas. For a proper adrenaline rush, take to the skies for a tandem sky dive over Lake Taupo – a thrilling experience with mesmerising views over the land and ocean.
Tongariro National Park is a must-see during a visit to New Zealand; it has breathtaking scenery including emerald lakes, glistening streams, snowy peaks and rocky craters, and three volcanoes in the centre – Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro. Challenge yourself to the incredibly scenic Tongariro Crossing, a world-class one-day trek where you can climb lava flows and craters a route spanning the length of Mount Tongariro.