As a Taupo Ika Nui owner, or an exchange guest on holiday, Taupo Ika Nui is the ideal place to spend your vacation.

Taupo has exciting shops, fabulous food, a stunning lake, and fantastic things to do within a short distance of town and beautiful weather in all seasons. It’s a town at altitude with attitude and a place where you can stay, relax, try a new adventure, rekindle that romance, or explore the volcanic plateau and the Dual Heritage National Park. Taupo & Taupo Ika Nui really is a place for all seasons.

Close by you can find several golf courses including the International Wairakei Golf Course. In winter Mount Ruapehu offers two world class ski fields only 55 minutes away.

Lake Taupo covers 616km squared and is widely considered the trout fishing capital of the world. Nearby rivers are easily accessible to fishermen. Ask us about fishing licenses too. The surrounding forests are ideal for hunting, mountain biking, horse trekking and bushwalking. The rivers are not only ideal for fishing but for white water rafting as well.

Cruising Lake Taupo on a summer day with the volcanoes of New Zealand’s Central Plateau as a backdrop – magnificent! Launch trips on the lake depart from a boat harbour about 500 meters from the resort.

what to do

around Taupo


Driving to Taupo

From Auckland

Route: State Highway 1 (SH1). On the way you will pass Hamilton and many interesting country towns. You may enjoy breaking your journey exploring them.

Time: about 3.5 to 4 hours

Distance: 280km (175 miles)

From Wellington

Route: north on State Highway 1 (SH1). Enjoy the scenic countryside and interesting towns along the way.

Time: about 5 hours

Distance: 380km (237 miles)

From Rotorua

Route: State Highway 5 (SH5)

Time: up to 1 hour

Distance: 80km

From Napier

Route: State Highway 5 (SH5)

Time: about 2 hours

Distance: 143km (90 miles)

Getting to Taupo Ika Nui from Taupo Airport

Taupo Airport to Taupo Ika Nui is approximately 4km.

There are always taxis to meet incoming flights costing around $25 per fare.