The Cruise Cat is a large, modern launch that offers lake fishing trips and cruises, with daily scenic trips to see the Maori carvings...
Fish Cruise Taupo
Representing 18 different boats belonging to the Taupo Launchmen's Association, this is the best place to book a private charter –...
Pointons Ski Shop
Taupo is tantalisingly close to the ski fields, being 1¼ hours drive from Whakapapa and two hours from Turoa. This shop hires gear and...
Great Lake Centre
Hosts performances, exhibitions and conventions. Ask at the i-SITE for the current program.
Despite operating out of a caravan by the marina, Stir managed to snaffle a 2009 cafe award. The formula’s simple: killer coffee and...
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Taupo Museum information
With an excellent Maori gallery and quirky displays, which include a 1960s caravan set up as if the occupants have just popped down to the lake, this little museum makes an interesting rainy-day diversion. The centrepiece is an elaborately carved Maori meeting house, Te Aroha o Rongoheikume . Set up in a courtyard, the Ora Garden of Wellbeing is a re-creation of NZ’s gold-medal-winning entry into the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show. Historical displays cover local industries, a mock-up of a 19th-century shop and a moa skeleton, and there's also a gallery devoted to visiting exhibitions.