Autumn in Great Lake Taupo

March to May
Temperatures between 12c and 25c

Autumn is the perfect time for a short, relaxing break in Great Lake Taupo. Stay at one of the many lakeside lodges and immerse yourself in the spectacular autumn colours.

Fishing on the Tongariro River, Turangi

Autumn temperatures are cooler at sunrise and sunset, but the warm sunny days are ideal for exploring the region. The region’s free draining pumice soils mean there is excellent hikingmountain biking and golfing, even when the weather is wet.

Wairakei Terraces, Taupo

Take long soaks in geothermal hot pools, lakeside walks, and wine and dine over lingering sunsets. Indulge in a spot of shopping, take a lake cruise and explore hidden gems.

Hiking in the Tongariro National Park

With a backdrop of mountains, lakes and forests you can expect some great short and long walks through diverse areas of remarkable beauty. From alpine terrain, lake and river trails, geothermal wonderlands and areas of significant historic importance.

Waihaha, Great Lake Trail

Great Lake Taupo is the biggest riding hub of the North Island with a huge range of trails suitable for all levels. From laid back fun on the lakefront Great Lake Walkway to easy family rides on the Tongariro River Trail or a multi-day adventure on the stunning Great Lake Trail, this is the perfect place to base yourself for your next riding adventure.

Golf at Kinloch Club, Taupo

Great Lake Taupo punches well above its weight in terms of quality golf courses. The Jack Nicklaus designed Kinloch Club, and Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary are consistently ranked in New Zealand’s top 10 golf courses.

Skydiving over Great Lake Taupo

There is also a seemingly endless supply of world-renowned adventure activities ranging from skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating and white water rafting.

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