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A long weekend in Taupō

Updated: Mar 25, 2023

Taupō - Central North Island of New Zealand

Taupō is located on the shores of Lake Taupō, (the largest lake in New Zealand) and surrounded by mountains, forests & geothermal activity.

Stunning views and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, boating, and hot springs bathing. Taupō is a great holiday destination for those who love nature, adventure, culture, relaxation, and good food and drink.


Off-Grid Accomodation

Kawakawa Hut, Kinloch |

A simple, off-grid rural getaway for two, in Taupo, New Zealand.

  • 30 min drive to Taupō town centre

  • 1 hr 30 drive to Tongariro crossing

  • 40 minute drive to Taupo & 30 minute drive to Rotorua

  • Outdoor bath tub

  • Set in a quiet, idyllic, rural landscape, overlooking rolling farmland with no another property in sight


Unique things to do:

Tongariro Crossing (For sunrise)

Mt Tauhara Walk

Waihora Lagoon (4WD needed)



Kai (Food)

Baked With Love - Great coffee, & so many sweet treats including macarons (We were so hungry we forgot to take photo's

Sorrento (Italian) - Great pizza here, We recommend getting it takeaway and having a picnic down at the Lake.


We hope you got some value out of this blog and are planning your next long weekend in the mighty Taupō, if you want to see more of our work online check us out on Instagram.

Timo & Sarah

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