Life here revolves around Lake Taupo—a massive volcanic crater that’s great for trout fishing. For more outdoor fun, ski Mount Ruapehu, kayak around Mine Bay, or bike to geothermal parks and Huka Falls.

Wairakei Terraces

Bathe in the thermal pools of the silica terraces that will keep you warm long after you have left the healing waters.

Huka Falls

Hear the roar of the beautiful, dynamic waters in full splendour, and witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power.