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NZ Laketaupo Huka Falls
NZ Lake Taupo

Vast Lake Taupo is as big as Singapore and was created 2,000 years ago from a volcanic eruption so huge it would have been seen from China.

Today, visitors come for the magnificent Huka Falls, Maori rock carvings and watersports. Lake Taupo is also an excellent base for exploring nearby Tongariro National Park, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and skiing at Whakapapa.

Active New Zealand

Outdoor and active adventures on New Zealand's North & South Islands

14 days

New Zealand wildlife and waterways

New Zealand in two weeks
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14 days

New Zealand self drive

Wine, wildlife and winding roads
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19 days

New Zealand Lord of the Rings route

Head into Mordor, explore Isengard and chill out in Hobbiton
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10 days

Northern adventure route

Adventures on New Zealand’s North Island
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20 days

North to south white knuckle

Epic adventures from North to South Island
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11 days

Auckland to Wellington Road Trip

Explore the North Island by road
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Lake Taupo Tours

North Island Adventure

Road trip through New Zealand's North Island

7 daysFrom NZ$1,329
Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Auckland, Lake Taupo, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Northern Trail

Maori culture, beautiful landscapes and the best of the North Island

10 daysFrom NZ$3,039
Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Auckland, Lake Taupo, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Adventure, Water Sports, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Cities

New Zealand Wanderer

The best of the north with a taste of the south

12 daysFrom NZ$3,609
Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Kaikoura, Auckland, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Amplified New Zealand

Total Kiwi experience

16 daysFrom NZ$2,849
Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Epic New Zealand

The full NZ experience

23 daysFrom NZ$4,227
Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

New Zealand Uncovered

Explore everything New Zealand has to offer

20 daysFrom NZ$6,174
Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

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