Taupo’s a great place to get away to for a winter holiday or for a couple of days stopover on your way through the island. Situated in the middle of the North Island it is a 3.5 hour drive from Auckland and a 4.5 hour drive from Wellington.
Located in the centre of the North Island, Taupo is a great base for exploring the Great Lake Taupo area and south Waikato region in your rental car. Hit the road to experience some of these great attractions or head further a field on a road trip.
Surrounded by beautiful scenery and offering an exciting town centre full of great shopping, dining and activities, Taupo should be high on any holidaymaker’s list! Here are 5 top pleaces in Taupo we recommend visiting, all easily accessible by rental car.