lake Taupo Volcanic Zone - Tongariro National Park

Lake Taupo Volcanic Zone

Are you planning a family holiday in the Taupo thermal region? Wow, are you in for a treat! Whether you are looking for thrilling adventure, or just a relaxing retreat to unwind, you couldn't choose a better region to visit than this unique thermal oasis.

The Lake Taupo region is part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone and Thermal Explorer Highway. There are many ways to explore our local thermal wonders, find some of our favourites below.

Winter Tongariro alpine crossing

Experience New Zealand’s rugged and beautiful landscape on the world-renowned Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks. Be guided by the best with Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures.

Taupo Activities - NZ Riverjet 'Thermal Safari'

Choose from two exhilarating trips up the stunning Waikato River - the 'Thermal Safari' or 'The Squeeze' for those more adventurous!

The Tongariro alpine crossing

Ruapehu District - Central Plateau - North Island of New Zealand

The Tongariro Crossing walking trek in New Zealand’s world heritage Tongariro National Park in the central North Island is one of the most scenic walks in New Zealand and is an absolute must do on any trip to New Zealand.

Taupo Activities - Volcanic Activity Centre

The Volcanic Activity Centre is a fun, hands-on and educational way to learn all about the Central Plateau and the earth's volcanic forces.