Sleeping

Taupo, Ohakune, Turangi and National Park village have the widest range of accommodation: , including budget options like hostels and holiday parks, through to spotless motels, hotels overlooking Lake Taupo and upmarket B&Bs and lodges with plenty of character and the kind of views that make people back home green with envy.

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Eating

You can look forward to more cafes and restaurants than you can conquer in Taupo and a must-visit burger joint in Ohakune. If you're not cooking your own trout in Turangi, there are some restaurants that will do it for you. National Park village doesn't have the greatest dining options, but you can still get the sustenance you need for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

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