Taupō is defined by beautiful lake and mountain vistas, a boutique-style town centre just one block from the lake and unlimited recreational opportunities. Experience the thrill of adrenalin activities like jet boating, bungy jumping and sky diving or relax in a healing geothermal hot pool. Taupō is an ideal base for your North Island holiday with waterfalls and ancient forests to discover, world-class mountain bike trails, gourmet food, boutique shopping, art and craft galleries, and accommodation with million-dollar views. Take a stroll or cycle along the idyllic shores of Lake Taupō, have your photo taken with the giant #LOVETAUPO lettering and enjoy coffee or ice cream at the many stops along the path. The town also has a busy events calendar that adds to the exciting buzz all year round.