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  2. Taupo Travel Guide: Your Central North Island Journey In New Zealand

Taupo Travel Guide: Your Central North Island Journey in New Zealand

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Lying on the Southern Waikato region, Taupo is a namesake town on the shore of Lake Taupo. Distinguished with its lakefront setting, Taupo is hugely popular with travelers who love fishing and kayaking. But it doesn't just stop there, Taupo also has a lot of geothermal spots around the town and is a great destination for year round mountain biking.

Taupo is a lakefront town located in the central region of the North Island. Apart from the beautiful Lake Taupo, it is known for its dramatic falls, hiking and biking trails, volcanic and geothermal activity - therefore, the hot springs. Its full name, Taupō-nui-a-Tia, when translated from the Maori language, means ‘The great cloak of Tia’. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Taupo and beyond with our New Zealand trip packages.

Getting in Taupo

Taupo does not have any international airport and the nearest airport is at Auckland. From there, you can easily drive to Taupo. Some of the other cities from where you can drive to Taupo include Rotoura, Paihia, Whangarei, Hahei, and Coromandel. From India, you can reach Taupo by landing at Auckland International Airport. Find the information for Auckland below.

DepartureDurationLowest Round Trip Deals
Kochi25h, 2 stopsRs.80,000

Getting out of Taupo

From Taupo, some of the frequently used exit points include New Castle, Sydney, Wollongong, Gold Coast, Logan City, and Brisbane.

Public Transport in Taupo

The local bus service provider in Taupo is the Taupo Connector and the main routes that the Taupo Connector serves include Taupo Central, Taupo North, and Taupo West. For information on the bus timetable, travel fares, route map, and details on the bus stop, refer to the Taupo Connector Website.

Taxi & Airport transfer in Taupo

The Taupo Airport is set at a distance of 8 Kilometers south of Taupo's town centre. The airport receives daily flights from Auckland International Airport and also serves as a dropzone for parachutes, private jets, and other aircrafts. To get to the city centre from Taupo Airport, make use of the taxi services, some of them include Taupo Taxis, Top taxis, Go taxis, and London Taxi cab.

Transport & city passes in Taupo

There isn't much public transportation option in Taupo.So Tapuo does not carry any city passes that you can make use of.

Driving & Car rental in Taupo

Car rental in Taupo is popular and is also the preferred way of transport like in the other cities in New Zealand. Avis, Backpackers Car Rentals, Custom Rentals, First Choice, Hertz, and Pegasus Rental Cars are some of the car rental service providers in Taupo. Over the years, cycling is also becoming one of the sustainable modes of transport.

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