Getting To & Around Great Lake Taupo
The Great Lake Taupo region is centrally located in the middle of the North Island, approximately 3 ½ hours drive from Auckland and 4 ½ hours drive from Wellington.
The Great Lake Taupo region is within a two hour drive of Waitomo Caves to the west, Hamilton to the north, Tauranga to the east and the Ruapehu District to the south. Taupo maps are available at many i-Sites throughout the North Island.
Closer to Lake Taupo you will find the trout fishing mecca of Turangi and the quiet lakeside town of Mangakino. The world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing within the Tongariro National Park is close by.