Sunday, October 20, 2013


Planning a family holiday, romantic getaway or conference? Taupo is the perfect destination with its central location, breathtaking scenery, and wide range of world-class attractions.

Taupo will be buzzing next month with the iconic Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on November 30. Around 10,000 cyclists from around New Zealand and the world take part in the event, which offers 17 categories to suit individuals and teams of all ages and cycling abilities.

The lake itself was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption – the evidence of which can be found at the Craters of the Moon with geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools.

Swimmers can relax in warm geothermal water at some of the lake’s beaches and at two geothermal-heated hot pool locations – Taupo DeBretts Taupo Hot Springs and the AC Baths.

The lake is a magical destination for water-skiing, kayaking and sailing, and the Baycourt Lakefront Motel gives you a front row seat to everything happening on the water. If you’re a keen fisherman, the Anglers Paradise Motel in Turangi is located moments from the world's best trout fishing on the Tongariro River and Lake Taupo delta.

There are hiking and mountain biking trails around the lake to suit all levels of experience, and no shortage of cafes, restaurants and shops in town. Huka Falls is one of New Zealand’s most visited attractions and adrenaline junkies will jump at the chance to experience a Taupo Bungy or tandem skydive.

Not surprisingly, Taupo is the ideal spot for a corporate conference or team-building weekend. Chantillys Motor Lodge and Catelli’s of Taupo both have conference facilities available and all Host Accommodation properties provide free WiFi so you can set up a mobile office while you’re on the road.

If you’re planning a trip to Taupo, book your accommodation with Host today!

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