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Taupo New Zealand


Taupo New Zealand
Located at the heart of New Zealand's North Island, the Lake Taupo district is an area of considerable beauty and diversity, offering a wide range of activities, adventures and scenic opportunities. Taupo remains a trout fishermen's paradise. The lake is superb with much geothermal activity in the surrounding region. The area's lakes and rivers are very popular for a variety of both winter and summer water sports, including sailing, water skiing and jet boating, with its neighbouring countryside providing the perfect environment for a number of land sports, including mountain biking and hiking.
Travel guides for Taupo: Viator.com, greatlaketaupo.com
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What to do in Taupo

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Rive Gauche B&B - Lodge and studio accommodation    2.2 KM Taupo
Discover Taupo and the Central North Island in style. "Rive Gauche" is a boutique B&B offering genuine Kiwi hospitality in a peaceful garden/vineyard setting between Huka Falls and Taupo, on the edge of Wairakei Park. We have three rooms, all with tiled en suite bathrooms, heated floors and towel rails, hair dryer and quality linen. Guest fridge, tea/coffee and free Wifi. French spoken
Huka Falls    6.8 KM Taupo
Do not miss the Huka waterfalls with jet boating and rafting on the Waikato river.
Rapids Jet    10.8 KM Taupo
Rapids Jet boats the biggest rapids for commercial Jet Boating in New Zealand, Surf the waves of the awesome Fuljames Rapids Taupo and Jet Boat through narrow canyons, braided shallows and sensational white water rapids. Jet Boat right to the foot of the biggest Rapids in Australasia,"The Aratiatia Rapids". New Zealand's only true White water Jet Boat ride! Quote - Rough Guide 0800 RAPIDS.

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Current and upcoming events in Taupo

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    7.4 KM Taupo
The best little gig of Taupo's Winter Season is back by popular demand at Whakaipo Lodge. Featuring Too Many Chiefs with some of NZ's very best original singer/songwriters/musicians. You'll be seated under the marquee, so nice & cosy, with a warming ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whakaipo Lodge, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 7.4 KM from Taupo
    6.6 KM Taupo
Yes The Possum welcomes both trail runners and walkers. It’s your race at your pace. Experience the Wairakei Resort – Craters Mountain Bike Park – Craters of the Moon Geothermal Walkway. If you are looking for fun, adventure and personal ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairakei Resort, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 6.6 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
Join us as we reveal who has made it through as a finalist in the Business Event of the Year. Be on hand to congratulate and celebrate with the businesses who are excelling in our region. BA5 hosted by Taupo Business Chamber with light ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    6.6 KM Taupo
Wairakei Resort has a kitchen full of talented chefs from all around the globe, many coming from various parts of Asia. How better to celebrate this diversity, the unique cultures and some of the tastiest food on the planet than with a Taste of Asia ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairakei Resort, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 6.6 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every autumn in Banff, Canada the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be hosted in Taupo once again by the Central North Island Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club - don't miss out! Your attendance supports the NZ Alpine Club to protect the interests and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    3.7 KM Taupo
Following on from last year’s successful event, we are presenting a new variation on the same theme for those of you who had so much fun during the inaugural presentation. If you missed out last time round, now is the time to join us for a series ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Huka Lodge, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 3.7 KM from Taupo
    0.3 KM Taupo
Featuring Whakapapa quilts by Maungarongo (Ron)Te Kawa and Artworks by Taupo District children and young people. Maungarongo Te Kawa (Ngati Porou) is an artist, storyteller, quilter and fashion designer. His whakapapa quilts are based on the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taupo Museum, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.3 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of Room On the Broom adapted from the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    0.5 KM Taupo
Join us for this five course culinary delight with matching wines, presented by one of New Zealand’s finest chefs, Martin Bosley. Martin has worked in and owned a number of award-winning restaurants and now has his own range of food ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Taupo Yacht Club, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.5 KM from Taupo
    40.9 KM Taupo
Feeling brave? well, do you think you have what it takes to swim in the freezing Tongariro River? Come in your togs or get dressed up and join More FM for this event! Entry is free and registration starts at 11am at the Revive Coffee and Mini Golf ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Revive Coffee and Minigolf Turangi, Turangi, Lake Taupo   Distance: 40.9 KM from Taupo
    40.9 KM Taupo
Are you brave enough to swim in the freezing Tongariro river? Get dressed up and join us for this fun event! Entry is free. Registration starts at 11am at Revive Cafe where you will be given directions for the big swim which takes place at ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Revive Coffee and Minigolf Turangi, Turangi, Lake Taupo   Distance: 40.9 KM from Taupo
    6.4 KM Taupo
The first event off the blocks in the 2019 Hoka One One Run Taupo series. Based at the Taupo Wake Board Park, this event will take you on a journey of unadulterated trail bliss. Run or walk it as part of the Run Taupo series, or crack it out as a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taupo Wake Park, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 6.4 KM from Taupo
    0.1 KM Taupo
Returning to Taupo, we have the popular NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour with its amazing films celebrating outdoor adventurers getting out there and doing it! Internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Starlight Cinema, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.1 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
Be part of the magic this winter with the Taupo Youth Arts Creation Station! Join us for some creative fun as we make wands and wizard hats. Wear them to the Taupo Talent Quest that night! This workshop is designed for 3 – 13year olds (but ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    7.4 KM Taupo
Bring the whole family and enjoy a night at the movies?—?Drive-In style. Treat yourself and your friends to two unforgettable movies of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original!) and Bohemian Rhapsody! Children will love the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 7.4 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
After taking North America by storm earlier this year, receiving standing ovations and rave reviews, we are bringing the party to Taupo! Indian Ink continues to bridge cultures and expand boundaries with this utterly disarming new comedy that ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    0.1 KM Taupo
Grab your onesie and come and join us for a winter fun run, walk, jog like no other. Make your way around the course while dodging some flying snowballs and other surprises.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tongariro North Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.1 KM from Taupo
    0.1 KM Taupo
Back by popular demand, this giant size snow globe will be open on the Tongariro North Domain with real snow thanks to the awesome team at Mt Ruapehu! Great fun for all ages with regular session times over the weekend. Session times are free ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tongariro North Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.1 KM from Taupo
    0.9 KM Taupo
There must be a corpse. The deader the better and the more complicated the solving of the crime, the more the reader is hooked. New Zealand has its own rich history of crime writers and the Taupo Winter Festival is delighted to deliver its first ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taupo Funeral Services, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.9 KM from Taupo
    0.3 KM Taupo
Head down to the Domain while it’s transformed to a magical winter wonderland. Children will love the lit up playground and interactive fun glow stations at this new look Unison Light Hub! Winter at its best; hot food, warm drinks and plenty ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tongariro South Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.3 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
Enjoy tasting a selection of rums thanks to the team from Merchant of Taupo, then kick up your heels with New Zealand's hottest Rockabilly band, Boom! Boom! Deluxe. You’ll be enjoying authentic high energy 1950's Rock n' Roll seasoned with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
Join us for the biggest (and most delicious!) community breakfast you have ever experienced! Pick up one of the 1500 tickets from any of our Taupo Winter Festival volunteers at the Firelight Celebration (4th July) or out on the North Tongariro ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
‘It’s Showtime’ presents Magical Mayhem! Starring one of New Zealand's leading magician's Mike Lindsay and his sidekicks with their most fun show yet. Guaranteed to get the whole family laughing and have you amazed as you see some new illusions ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    0.5 KM Taupo
Feeling brave? Well, do you think you have what it takes to swim in Lake Taupo in the middle of Winter? Come in your togs or get dressed up Join the hundreds of brave souls who take part and swim every winter! Join More FM for this event! Entry is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taupo Lakefront, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.5 KM from Taupo
    2.2 KM Taupo
Model railways, toys and hobbies, trade stands and free entertainment for the kids. The Hobby Expo is run by the Taupo Model Railway Club. Each year we have model rail clubs from around the area bring their traveling layouts of all different ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: AC Baths & Thermal Hot Pools, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 2.2 KM from Taupo
    0.1 KM Taupo
Zirka Circus, New Zealand's premium circus, is proud to join the 2019 Taupo Winter Festival, and it's more spectacular than ever! Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and this all new show takes it ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tongariro North Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.1 KM from Taupo
    0.1 KM Taupo
Paradice Mobile Ice skates into Taupo this July with a spectacular real ice rink. Whether you are a seasoned skater or a nervous novice, the Paradice Skating staff will be on hand to ensure a premium skating experience and share some tips on how ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tongariro North Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.1 KM from Taupo
    6.6 KM Taupo
Brighten up your mid-winter blues with Wairakei Resort’s cheerful and warm Mid-Winter Christmas Buffet. Every Saturday night for the month of July, warm the cockles of your heart with Manuka honey glazed ham, winter root vegetables, or succulent ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairakei Resort, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 6.6 KM from Taupo
    8.7 KM Taupo
Hosted by Lava Glass Art Glass Studio, Gallery and Cafe, Artful Minds Exhibition brings together vibrant new works by nine innovative Taupo artists. This is the first exhibition for Artful Minds as a group. Open daily from 9am until 5pm from 25th ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lava Glass Sculpture Garden, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 8.7 KM from Taupo
    0.1 KM Taupo
Join us on Saturday 3rd August for an awesome day out with friends and family. We now have an event option for all fitness levels with the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km & Kids Dash options — so choose your challenge and we’ll see you on the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tongariro North Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.1 KM from Taupo
    0.3 KM Taupo
Following the award winning success of the Dog Show exhibition in 2018, Taupo Museum purr’oudly presents CATalogue – A cat show for art lovers and an art show for cat lovers. The cat themed artworks, sculptures and accessories are made from ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taupo Museum, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.3 KM from Taupo
    12.6 KM Taupo
The Kinloch Music Group (KMG) jam sessions - hosted by "The Algae Blooms" - are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month at Kinloch's Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Cafe (on your left before the village) - starting at 3pm. Better yet - drag your visitors along ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Kinloch Club, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 12.6 KM from Taupo
    5.9 KM Taupo
Come and meet us at Taupo for a long golfing weekend away in one of the beautiful resort golf course in New Zealand. Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary is known as one of the world first sanctuaries on a golf course! Imagine teeing off amongst the deer ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 5.9 KM from Taupo
    2.5 KM Taupo
Don't Miss Out The One The Only Premiere Artist & Supporting Acts Renzy White & Solar Eclipse Two Shows 30th August Taupo 31st August Rotorua Don't Miss Out
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 2.5 KM from Taupo
    3.7 KM Taupo
The inaugural Huka Lodge Fly Fishing Tournament has been created in celebration of this rich heritage, while also offering an exciting, dynamic, contemporary three-day angling event. Available to a maximum of 50 guests, the tournament will be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Huka Lodge, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 3.7 KM from Taupo
    13.3 KM Taupo
Welcome to the Hoka One One Kinloch Off-road Challenge! An event that utilises the world class trail network in and round Kinloch, Taupo. Each course is very different from the next and has a little something awesome for everyone. Whether you’re ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kinloch Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 13.3 KM from Taupo
    3.7 KM Taupo
Last year, Executive Chef, Paul Froggatt, created such a fabulous foodie event, featuring selected boutique producers, we have asked him to present a similar style of decadent experience for our guests this year. This very unique Huka Lodge ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Huka Lodge, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 3.7 KM from Taupo
    2.8 KM Taupo
The Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 Tournament is back for a sixth year in 2019, with the support of Mitre 10. Taupo’s Owen Delany Park will host the 2019 Tournament on Sunday 8th, Wednesday 11th and Saturday 14th September. 400 players ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Owen Delany Park, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 2.8 KM from Taupo
    4.5 KM Taupo
Join us for a wonderful weekend where we shall unwind, relax, laugh, play, sing & dance, socialise, eat lots of delicious food and treat ourselves to a good dose of Joy! For your delight, we have put together a scrumptious, sensational series of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauhara Retreat Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 4.5 KM from Taupo
    2.8 KM Taupo
The NZ Junior Rugby Festival was created to give thousands of youth a world class sporting exerience whilst playing the sport they loved! This year is the 10th anniversary and we will be hosting over 100 teams from across NZ and overseas. The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Owen Delany Park, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 2.8 KM from Taupo
    35.3 KM Taupo
The Poronui Passage, by sporting event specialists Total Sport, is a rare opportunity to access the secluded Taharua Valley on the Poronui Estate (an authentic back-country station set in the foothills of the Kaimanawa Mountain Ranges). Choose to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Poronui Lodge, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 35.3 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
The 26th Sika Show will be held on the last weekend of September, 2019 at the Great Lake Centre & Domain in central Taupo. This annual event is the largest outdoor trade show of this kind in New Zealand. More than 6000 hunters visit the show ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    6.6 KM Taupo
Treat yourself this Sunday by sitting down with the family to a delicious roast meal. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of fine roast beef, succulent pork and crackling, lamb infused with rosemary and garlic and chicken roasted to perfection, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairakei Resort, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 6.6 KM from Taupo
4.5 KM Taupo
In this busy world we live in we all need a break sometimes. A retreat is an opportunity to find some tranquillity and space among our busy lives. The weekend schedules has been carefully designed for a balance between doing & being; programs & free ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauhara Retreat Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 4.5 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
Attend Kate Mead’s longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around! What else? You will receive a free pack full of waste minimization products, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    2.5 KM Taupo
The One The Only Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer Grayson Hugh is an internationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter, who grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. After moving to New York in 1986 in search of a record deal, he was "discovered" in an elevator ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 2.5 KM from Taupo
    13.3 KM Taupo
Kinloch Market is run once a year on Sunday Labour weekend. There are over 250 arts and craft stalls. Amazing garden furniture and features 20+ food stalls and an area for car boot sales. The volunteer fire brigade, Local Civil Defence, First ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kinloch Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 13.3 KM from Taupo
    0.4 KM Taupo
The first street art festival of its kind in New Zealand, Graffiato captures the diversity of mural painting practice in New Zealand, and what’s new and relevant in global urban culture. Graffiato’s ever-expanding portfolio of over 80 murals ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taupo Town Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.4 KM from Taupo
    2.8 KM Taupo
The Starlight Cinema Fireworks & Laser Extravaganza is on Friday 2nd November at Owen Delany Park. Gates open at 5:30pm with Peter Rabbit PG rating playing at 7pm. Purchase tickets at the gate - $25 per family of 4 person, extra kids $5 and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Owen Delany Park, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 2.8 KM from Taupo
    40.5 KM Taupo
No where else do you get to compete in such a unique and pristine environment. The Tongariro River provides the perfect setting for an epic adventure with the River Wild Raft N Run Race. You get to challenge 16 km of Grade 3+ rapids on a raft (no ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rafting New Zealand, Turangi, Lake Taupo   Distance: 40.5 KM from Taupo
0.5 KM Taupo
Think Taupo gardens, fine art, street market food, flavours, and music, Christmas inspiration, fabulous fine art and flowers. On Saturday 16th November 2019 and Sunday 17th November 2019 between 10am and 4pm twenty eight of the town’s most ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrew's Anglican Church, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.5 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
Action Packed Friday Night Entertainment! Part of the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, the Friday evening Criterium is thrilling, close up street racing action when elite men, women and defence force teams take on our fast paced Criterium course right ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    0.1 KM Taupo
Update: Early Bird entries for this year’s BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge have opened with hundreds of riders already taking up the challenge. From its humble beginnings in 1977 with just 26 participants, the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tongariro North Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.1 KM from Taupo
    0.2 KM Taupo
Update: Early Bird entries for this year’s BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge have opened with hundreds of riders already taking up the challenge. Part of the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, the BDO Huka MTB has four event categories, the 85km Huka ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.2 KM from Taupo
    0.8 KM Taupo
Come along and join us for our regular fun-filled ukulele jammin' session. Just pop your koha in the hat at the door. Bring your ukulele, your Chill Book if you have one and a song for "open mic". Don't play ukulele? That's OK, just bring ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.8 KM from Taupo
    0.3 KM Taupo
Sell trash for cash and buy treasures for pennies as part of the very popular Taupo market this monthly event is a great morning out. Be inspired...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.3 KM from Taupo
    0.1 KM Taupo
Great Lake Taupo, home to the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Taupo, is a popular tourist destination, boasting the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and mountains made internationally famous after being featured in the Lord of The Rings trilogy. Come ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tongariro North Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 0.1 KM from Taupo

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Taupo

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Taupo Domain Ferry Domain Free Stay    0.4 KM Taupo
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Wi-Fi, Shopping   Free
 
Reids Farm Near Huka Falls    1.9 KM Taupo
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Taupo Great Lake Holiday Park    2.1 KM Taupo
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Taupo Holiday Park    3.2 KM Taupo
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Rangitaiki Tavern    38.3 KM Taupo
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 

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