Getting There & Away

Taupo Airport is 8km south of town. Expect to pay about $25 for a 12-minute cab from the airport to the centre of town.

Air New Zealand flies from Auckland to Taupo two to three times daily (50 minutes), and Sounds Air flies between Wellington and Taupo at least once per day except Tuesday and Wednesday (one hour).

InterCity, Mana Bus (www.manabus.com) and Naked Bus (www.nakedbus.com/nz) services stop outside the Taupo i-SITE, where bookings can be made.

Getting Around

Local Connector buses are run by Busit!, including the Taupo North service running as far as Huka Falls and Wairakei, twice daily Monday to Friday.

Great Lake Shuttles offers charter services around the area, and can hook you up with bike hire.

Taxi companies include Blue Bubble Taxis and Top Cabs.

There are plenty of shuttle services operating year-round to Turangi and Tongariro National Park. Ask at the Taupo i-SITE which will best suit your needs as services vary according to season (ski or hike).