Skiing and Snowboarding
Situated in the heart of New Zealand's North Island, the Great Lake Taupo region is the ideal winter playground. Mount Ruapehu, home to New Zealand's largest ski areas, is only a short drive away.
Winter is only cold if you are standing still in Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand!
Whakapapa Ski Area and Turo Ski Area offer some of the best terrain in New Zealand and Australasia with numerous groomed beginner areas, natural halfpipes, chutes, bowls and backcountry areas that rival the best in the world.
If you need a break from the mountain, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained in Great Lake Taupo on those days away from the snow. There is a superb range of restaurants, bars and takeaway outlets catering to all tastes.
Great Lake Taupo accommodation ranges from heritage hotels, boutique B&B’s, ski lodges, motels, holiday homes and backpackers, plus they're all situated within easy reach of the Mt Ruapehu ski areas and other attractions.