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  • LANGUAGE English
  • FLYING TIME 23 hrs 50 mins
  • TIME ZONE GMT + 12

Australasia’s largest fresh water lake, volcanic wonderlands, silica terraces and the famous Huka Falls.

Tailor Made Holidays to Taupo

At Inspiration Holidays, we pride ourselves on tailoring holidays to Taupo that are designed around your needs and expectations and not ours. We have a range of Taupo holiday offers that we have negotiated special or exclusive deals on. We can also arrange multi centre Taupo holiday itineraries as well as tours and excursions in Taupo. For more information on our Taupo holidays, call an Inspiration Holidays tailor-made expert on and speak to one of our reservation experts who will be able to help you plan the perfect holiday in Taupo.

Destination Overview

Situated right in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, the Great Lake Taupo region is in the centre of it all. The region is truly blessed with world-class natural attractions: Australasia’s largest fresh water lake, volcanic wonderlands, silica terraces, a dual World Heritage national park and the famous Huka Falls. When combined with the region’s exceptional line-up of events, it’s no surprise Great Lake Taupo is a popular holiday destination with Kiwis and international visitors alike.

An impressive lake is the lynchpin of a varied landscape offering all manner of activities and sights that will fix themselves in your memory: 220,000 litres of water per second pouring over the Huka Falls or early morning sunshine sparkling on Lake Taupō against a backdrop of volcanic mountains.

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.

When to visit Taupo


Do you need inspiration for when to go on holiday to Taupo? Give the team of experts at Inspiration Holidays a call and we will help you plan your Taupo holiday at the best time of year for your requirements. Although our Taupo holiday search tool will allow you to search for Taupo holiday prices upto 11 months in advance, we can also price holidays to Taupo for 2025 and 2026. We can advise on the best time to travel on your Taupo holiday based on Taupo weather, special events in Taupo or even when the crowds in Taupo are at their lowest.


The Lake Taupo region has warm, humid summers and mild winters.

Average temperatures range from 22°C to 28°C (72°F–82°F) in summer (December–February) and between 12°C and -5°C (54°F–23°F) in winter (June–August). The average annual rainfall is 1,100mm. As an inland area, sheltered by the Hauhungaroa Range, Taupo is prone to frosts and fog.

The last Saturday in November is the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge . In October, more than 3,000 cyclists gather for the Powerade Day-Night Thriller, the largest mountain-bike event of its kind in the world. The annual Taupo Half Marathon takes place in August.

Top Attractions

You haven't been to a destination until you have seen its most famous attractions! The team at Inspiration Holidays have put together our recommendations of some of the top attractions in Taupo. If you are looking for advice about the attactions you should visit during your holiday in Taupo, give one of our tailor made holiday experts a call on