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Things to do in Lake Taupo

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
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“Mediterranean style tapas menu (as well as mains/desserts) and an extensive cocktail and wine menu. On the higher end of the budget but I great atmosphere and vining decor. One for the adults. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
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“A really funky place, lots of quirky art and little art shops all through a garden - then with a cafe to sit and have a coffee. The food isn't exceptional but the coffee is nice and the scenery is GREAT!!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Pretty little museum displaying all the local history as well as recreation of Chelsea Flower Show Gold Ora garden. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Nature
“Also, a must to go on a lake tour, have a go at fishing for trout! and see the rock carvings. Drive to one of our lake bays for a picnic and swim with mountain views or just relax on the water front. Fantastic.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Exceptional food - off the beaten track and one of our favourite restaurants in Taupo. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Within walking distance from Gold on Gillies airbnb, this is a great place to chill out, have a pizza (amazing), a few drinks, listen to live music on Sunday afternoons and other advertised music jams.... Right on the lake!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Stunning food, great service and a wonderful outdoor patio area for summer, or couches in front of the fire for winter. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take a boat trip or kayak on the magnificent Lake Taupo on our doorstep. Popular spot for tourists are the Maori Rock Carvings in Mine Bay. Or just go swimming anywhere along the shores of Lake Taupo ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Place to eat
“always get best service food is always 100% the service is outstanding the atmosphere is lovely indoor seating or outdoor seating in winter always have heaters on and supply blankets for your lap have yummiest deserts always feel happy at Dixie browns ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Award winning chef, one of the few restaurants who have been rated nationally. Bookings recommended.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Lots of healthy and delicious food options. Amazing lake and mountain views.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Transportation
“To book tours and events, get free maps and information, post cards and gifts. Look for souvenir shops to get a piece of genuine NZ green stone or lovely woolen garments. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Fish Market
“We love the Taupo Markets that are every Saturday in town. Worth a browse around at local baking, produce, art and craft. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A very popular night spot with a great range of eating and drinking options. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Situated on Lake Terrace with stunning view of the lake and mountains. This is also a cafe by day, restaurant at night”
  • 16 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great easy going cafe for breakfast or lunch. Also a good selection of ready to go food from the cabinet daily. ”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Mediterranean style tapas menu (as well as mains/desserts) and an extensive cocktail and wine menu. On the higher end of the budget but I great atmosphere and vining decor. One for the adults. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Exceptional food - off the beaten track and one of our favourite restaurants in Taupo. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stunning food, great service and a wonderful outdoor patio area for summer, or couches in front of the fire for winter. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Award winning chef, one of the few restaurants who have been rated nationally. Bookings recommended.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very popular night spot with a great range of eating and drinking options. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Excellent Restaurant on the Lake Edge only 5km from our accommodation. Food is amazing especially the Seafood Chowder”
  • 17 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Grab a beer or cocktail and sit outside and look at the sunset over the beautiful Lake Taupo”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pub
“This is now called Finns Bistro and Bar with new owners - great for a chilled out beer or 2!”
  • 7 locals recommend

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