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.
If you’re travelling through the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, try a stop over at Palmerston North and enjoy some less ‘touristy’ attractions in the Manuwatu.
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.
If you’re looking for something to do in the Taranaki region this spring, check out these free outdoor events happening in New Plymouth during September 2011.
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.