Great Lake Taupo Gourmet Trail
From locally produced, fresh produce, iconic Taupo Angus Beef, locally brewed coffee or artisan breads and market-style fruit and vege, Taupo boasts the lot.
Aside from the thrills and spills and sights and sounds, the Great Lake Taupo region also boasts a gourmet food experience worthy of five stars.
If you’re on the hunt for a selection of delicious, boutique goodies to prepare a cheeseboard sure to wow family and friends, head to The Merchant on Spa Road. The Merchant is the largest wine and gourmet food store in the Central North Island and home to an extensive range of boutique wine, beer and spirits and the best selection of quality local and imported gourmet food for miles.
Next head into the Taupo town centre and make a beeline for Vine Eatery where you will find over 250 wines to choose from. Grab a share platter, sit back and watch the world go by. There are a number of fabulous Taupo restaurants preparing sumptious gastronomic experiences, so follow your nose or ask a friendly local for their recommendation.
For a more rustic experience, you won’t want to miss the Saturday morning Riverside Farmers’ Market from 10am-1pm at Riverside Reserve. Here you'll find everything from locally roasted coffee, organic fruit and vegetables, artisan breads, handmade chocolates, honey and candy.
And one last thing to tick off your gourmet must-do-list, make sure you sniff out and enjoy a mouth watering piece of acclaimed Taupo Angus Beef, you won’t be disappointed.
We have compiled a list of must-visit establishments for those looking to indulge in some serious culinary degustation. Download your very own Great Lake Taupo Foodie Trail brochure (or pick one up at the i-SITES) and slowly make your way through the list. Let's get on the Great Lake Taupo Foodie Trail...
Download your very own Great Lake Taupo Foodie Trail brochure and slowly make your way through the list.