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Taupo is a town located on the edge of the largest Lake in Australasia, Lake Taupo. Situated in the North Island of New Zealand, Taupo is surrounded by stunning volcanic mountains and lush forests - the perfect playground in winter, but also throughout the year! 

Whatever the sport or element that you favour, you will find the perfect outdoor activity in Taupo. This geothermal region is a paradise for adventures and adventure lovers. 

With the largest freshwater Lake at its footstep, water activity enthusiasts will find their happiness and fix for adrenaline in Taupo. Especially in the summer time you can sail, kayak,wakeboard or parasail on the grand Lake. The nearby rivers offer the perfect playground for white water rafting.

Taupo will not disappoint when it comes to heart-pumping activities. You can tandem skydive at the largest commercial drop zone in New Zealand. With over 30,000 jumps per year, Taupo is the skydiving capital of the world. Taupo also offers the only water-touch bungee in New Zealand over the Waikato River. Get close to the most visited natural attraction, the Huka Falls in a jet boat ride. Some serious fun and adrenaline is guaranteed during your visit in Taupo!

On top of being a hub for adventurers, Taupo is also renowned by athletes with annual events such as the IRONMAN. Beside athletes, the Taupo region is popular with mountain bikers thanks to its internationally recognised mountain bike trails - especially the Great Lake Trail. In 2013, Taupo was named a Silver Level Ride Centre by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA).

Taupo is also home to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, ranked in the top 10 day treks in the world. This 19.4km trek will lead you to the "Land of Mordor" (for all Lord of the Ring fans).

In winter time (from June to October), Taupo becomes a busy hub for snow-activities enthusiasts. Only an hour and a half drive from Taupo, you will find two large ski areas on Mount Ruapehu including Whakapapa Ski Area, the largest ski field in New Zealand. The mountains of the Tongariro National Park offer unlimited and serious fun in the snow season.

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                  About

                  Taupo is a town located on the edge of the largest Lake in Australasia, Lake Taupo. Situated in the North Island of New Zealand, Taupo is surrounded by stunning volcanic mountains and lush forests - the perfect playground in winter, but also throughout the year! 

                  Whatever the sport or element that you favour, you will find the perfect outdoor activity in Taupo. This geothermal region is a paradise for adventures and adventure lovers. 

                  With the largest freshwater Lake at its footstep, water activity enthusiasts will find their happiness and fix for adrenaline in Taupo. Especially in the summer time you can sail, kayak,wakeboard or parasail on the grand Lake. The nearby rivers offer the perfect playground for white water rafting.

                  Taupo will not disappoint when it comes to heart-pumping activities. You can tandem skydive at the largest commercial drop zone in New Zealand. With over 30,000 jumps per year, Taupo is the skydiving capital of the world. Taupo also offers the only water-touch bungee in New Zealand over the Waikato River. Get close to the most visited natural attraction, the Huka Falls in a jet boat ride. Some serious fun and adrenaline is guaranteed during your visit in Taupo!

                  On top of being a hub for adventurers, Taupo is also renowned by athletes with annual events such as the IRONMAN. Beside athletes, the Taupo region is popular with mountain bikers thanks to its internationally recognised mountain bike trails - especially the Great Lake Trail. In 2013, Taupo was named a Silver Level Ride Centre by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA).

                  Taupo is also home to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, ranked in the top 10 day treks in the world. This 19.4km trek will lead you to the "Land of Mordor" (for all Lord of the Ring fans).

                  In winter time (from June to October), Taupo becomes a busy hub for snow-activities enthusiasts. Only an hour and a half drive from Taupo, you will find two large ski areas on Mount Ruapehu including Whakapapa Ski Area, the largest ski field in New Zealand. The mountains of the Tongariro National Park offer unlimited and serious fun in the snow season.

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