Backpacking Information & Guide

G'day, and welcome to your guide to backpacking in Great Lake Taupo. This region is a veritable mecca of backpackery goodness. Brimming with awesome activities, loads of sweet and FREE places to chill and things to do, friendly locals and a MASSIVE lake, not to mention the best place to be if you are going to pay a visit to Mount Ngauruhoe...better known as Mount DOOM to you fans scouting for Lord of the Rings film locations.


We know how to look after backpackers and those travelling on a budget. With a plethora of Taupo adventures, nightlife, accommodation and transport options, you'll find everything you need to know for an awesome backpacking experience here in New Zealand's very own ultimate playground. So lets have some fun!

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