This adrenaline-pumping city offers an abundance of skydiving, jetboating and bungee jumping. Discover the marvels of Orakei Korako thermal park, featuring caves, hot springs and boiling mud pools. Gaze across Lake Taupo to see the spectacular volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park, and make sure to visit Huka Falls, one of the great watery wonders of New Zealand.
Things to do in Taupo
4.5 based on 327 reviews
We have both spent a lot of time throughout Thailand. This dinner was the best food since we visited there.
Prawns wrapped in Noodles
Krob Purses filled with minced shrimp & pork
Cold spring roll with sausage and vegetables
Duck with vegetables in brown curry
Pineapple Cashew Raisin Fried Rice(AMAZING)
4.5 based on 250 reviews
Asked for a pick up to restaurant and they were more than happy to do this. We shared the starter of lamb shawarma. The lamb was beautiful and tender. The dish was delicious. Then we had the famous Guinness pie and the shredded brisket. So so tasty. Be warned though the portions are huge. We sat out the front for a drink before being taken home. The owner and partner were both so friendly and helpful. Fantastic food and lovely ambience. This Scottish couple loved the food and the hospitality. If in Taupo it’s a must.
4.5 based on 560 reviews
Located one block from the lake, Plateau Restaurant & Bar in Lake Taupo is an award-winning New Zealand meeting place that serves the finest craft beers and kiwi inspired food. Since 2003, it has been nationally recognized by Hanz for its excellence in lamb and beef and celebrated by locals and tourists alike as showcasing the best of New Zealand wining and dining.
excellent service we had the main which was Lamb rack. absolutely devine. atmosphere great. surroundings restful
4.5 based on 479 reviews
A fantastic range of options beyond the standard egg and bacon options in this iconic Taupo cafe.
There is a range of muesli variants along with bagels and some other tasty treats.
The decor is based on the work of a famous NZ female photographer of the 60s.
Great coffee, great service, and an associated food and gift store.
An enjoyable breakfast a bit out of the ordinary.
4.5 based on 673 reviews
The Brantry is located in a 1950's town house tastefully renovated to create a special ambience for any dining occasion. The low ceilings, large open fire and timeless decor gives a sense of style that owners Prue and Felicity are proud of. The food is described as contemporary New Zealand cuisine. Proud New Zealander Prue believes there is a wealth of food options here on our doorstep. The menu is updated seasonally to access all the freshest produce. The Brantry is a perfect venue for weddings we can organise everything from name tags to flowers.
Excellent staff . Great service.
Entrée and Beef main was exceptional .
The dessert Chocolate soil , Caramel slice with
salted Caramel ice cream was so salty it tasted like a cup of salt had
been added. would not recommend this dish at all.
all 3 were $60 .
4.5 based on 478 reviews
Indian Affair is Taupo’s finest Indian dining experience. They’re easily located on the corner of Ruapehu and Tuwharetoa Street’s right in the heart of Taupo’s bar and restaurant scene. Indian Affair’s menu combines a diverse mix of traditional and modern Indian cuisine combined with personable and efficient service. Indian Affair is not just any restaurant, their minimalist environment coupled with the vibrancy generated from our busy nature makes Indian Affair a great place to visit with friends and enjoy a wine or traditional Indian beer. Indian Affair’s modern, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere will suit anyone's needs.
We visited this Indian restaurant last night and we were delighted with the service, food and prices.
The welcome was first class with a genuine smile.
Service was very good and various courses were staggered with the correct time intervals between dishes.
Food was extremely delicious but the portions were huge.
All in an enjoyable meal with first class service.
We shall be returning patrons when next in Taupo.
Don't forget to Ring the bell on your departure☺☺
4.5 based on 933 reviews
Through trip advisor and also recommended by the motel we were staying in we went to Master of India on Saturday Night. Ordered Onion Bhaji, a vegetarian dish, and two lamb dishes, one being a vindaloo. Staff were nice but very busy. Onion Bhaji came out with mains rather than an entree. Vegetarian dish was good Aloo mutter (potatoes and peas in a sauce), however the vindaloo was poor. It was to be kiwi hot but had a bite however nothing to write home about, and the meat was chewy and dry. I did mention this to the waiter which he said he would pass to the chef. My husband had the lamb bhuna which the lamb still felt tough but was more pleasant to eat. Also he ordered a medium but it was the same heat as my kiwi hot (which was not hot). Not the best indian though not the worse. But what was most disappointing was the mango kulfi. It did not look like the promising picture in the website. It was very small and relatively tasty but they had swamped it with canned cream and sprinkles so eating hundreds and thousands was not what I had pictured. However in all a nice enough restaurant and as I said staff are good.
4.5 based on 369 reviews
We stopped here for breakfast on our way to Martinborough. The place was open before 8am and we ordered a big breakfast to go with their sandwiches and coffee. The big breakfast was a big serving which we shared amongst ourselves. The weather being cool and nippy, we opted to stay out and eat all fresco. Good decision. Check this place out if you have the chance.
4.5 based on 105 reviews
The cafe is Close to several Motels and we had the Impression that mainly locals come here for breakfast or a coffee. We enjoyed the food and have been here every day during our stay in Taupo.
4.5 based on 362 reviews
Victoria's is THE place to eat in Taupo. We refurbished 2014 and our new look is comfortable, warm, modern and classy with a great outside dining area. We are a bustling café serving innovative food in friendly atmosphere. We are the place to meet for both individuals and large groups for delicious speciality coffee and an amazing gastrocafe/pub dining experience. Our fabulous breakfasts and scrumptious lunches are prepared by our passionate in-house chefs and served by our friendly, knowledgeable team. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Quick counter ordering. Ceaser salad on the small side poached egg over cooked and rubbery, chicken extremely small portion. Staff were friendly and efficent. Missed the mark on this occasion.
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