Located on the shores of Lake Taupo in New Zealand’s Central North Island, Taupo is a favorite vacation destination especially for those interested in extreme sports such as skydiving, bungee jumping, and jet boating to name just a few. Taupo is known as New Zealand’s sky diving capital, and given the area’s natural beauty and impressive standards of safety, it’s no wonder that there are so many companies offering this exhilarating activity throughout the year. Taupo is served by the local Taupo Airport
, which hosts flights from cities like Wellington and Auckland.
Apart from the ever-popular sky sports like bungee jumping and sky diving, Taupo is also a great destination for exploring some geothermal sites and volcanic activity. Lake Taupo drains into the famous Huka Falls
, causing a stunning and unique waterfall that can be reached by perfectly mapped out trails. Taupo has many attractions, and Huka Falls is certainly one that should not be missed.
The Craters of the Moon
volcanic reserve are a collection of hot springs that surround Taupo, a great opportunity to walk around the geothermal landscape, and easy enough to be undertaken by most people.
There’s much more to see and do in Taupo, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to explore where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.