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Come for a visit to Nature's Ultimate Playground...

Things to do in Mangakino - the Kereopa family's holiday in Great Lake Taupo

World famous surfer Daniel Kereopa and his family enjoyed their first few visits to Great Lake Taupo, so they just had to come back for more. This time, the adrenalin-loving family enjoyed the beautiful district of Mangakino where they did some mountain biking along The Timber Trail, a sport of wake boarding and lots of R&R. Check out what they got up to during this visit to "Nature's Ultimate Playground".
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About Great Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo, Turangi Tongariro and Mangakino

Welcome to the Great Lake Taupo region! This popular tourist destination boasts the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and its mountains are most famous internationally for being featured as the ominous Mt Doom in the Lord of The Rings trilogy. Come for the world-class trout fishing, adrenaline pumping adventure activities, or just enjoy a relaxing stroll along the lake front.

What to Do

 Paddleboarding Taupo

Where to Stay

 Taupo Summer Bach

What to Buy

 Taupo Shopping

Where to Eat


Visit for yourself and find out what Great Lake Taupo is all about.

Taupo Events

Ye Taupo Medieval Faire

25 Apr 2014 - 27 Apr 2014

Ye Taupo Medieval Faire - Historic merriment, Knightly fights, mumming plays, massed battles, historic arts and sciences in the Living History encampment. There will be a Medieval market with trader

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The Bachelor Taupo Float Plane
The Bachelor comes to Lake Taupo

The Great Lake Taupo region has been profiled across the USA as the ultimate romantic, luxury destination thanks to the hit prime-time TV series, The Bachelor.

This episode of the show saw the bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, and the final eight ladies experience a week of adventure, romance and luxury throughout our region. 



Taupo Spotlight

Backpacking Lake Taupo Website
Backpacking Lake Taupo

The Great Lake Taupo region is a mecca of backpackery goodness. Brimming with awesome activities, sweet places to chill and crash, friendly locals and a MASSIVE lake. 

Our new backpacker website is for the 'Young at Heart' and has everything you need to know about why backpackers make the Great Lake Taupo region a must-visit during their epic trip around New Zealand. 


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