What is Taupo known for?

free range

Market alt Taupos Local Marketplace url email address Riverside Park lat -38.6836 long 176.0695 directions phone Contact Sue, +64 21 930 020 tollfree fax hours Sa 10:00-13:00 price content Seasonal Fruits & Veges, Cakes & Biscuits, Apparel, Lavender Products, Free Range Eggs, Jewellery, Fresh Baked Bread, Curios & Collectables, Preserves, Arts & Craft, Books & Flowers. Also Car Boot Sale - First Saturday of every month. Eat Budget

related industry

views over the lake and to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south. It offers a number of tourist activities including sky diving, jet boating and paragliding. Taupo services a number of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the largest manmade forest in the world, and related industry. A large sawmill is sited approximated 3 km to the north east of the town on Centennial Drive. The Wairakei Power Station Wairakei geothermal power

time fishing

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popular activities

* Napier – 142 km 2 hrs along State Highway 5 (there are no petrol stations en route, so check your petrol level before leaving Bay View, on Napier's outskirts) * Wellington – 370 km 5 hrs along State Highway 1 Get around The urban centre is very compact and is within easy walking distance of most hotels, motels and hostels, as are a number of the more popular activities. To explore further

fishing service

Mobile: +64 7 27 485 5391. Chartered trout fishing service. * *

history online

"nzhistory" A truck driver saw Blades getting into the Datsun and witnesses reported seeing a matching vehicle veering off the highway and stopping on rural Matea Rd. '''Ohakuri''' is a dam and hydroelectric power station on the Waikato River, central North

major sporting


national events

Radio Mondiale DRM to neighbouring countries in the Pacific from transmitters located at Rangitaiki, near Taupo, in the North Island. There also is a relay via WRN Broadcast and a livestream on the internet. *Generally South Island, rural lower North Island, Northland (Northland Region), and increasingly in Wellington, where Auckland is perceived to take many of the national events supposedly belonging in the capital (capital (political)). *The strength

resources in their daily lives. You will learn to weave carve a taonga (special gift) and to "hongi" (traditional Maori greeting farewell) recent years the event industry in Taupo has been thriving. A combination of attractive venues and a supportive community have been key to this growth. Taupo now hosts a number of major international and national events, including: *

story place

+64 7 376 0414 tollfree fax hours price content A small museum located near the centre of town behind the Great Lake Centre on Story Place. Contains exhibits on the Maori, volcanic and early European history of Taupo. A Maori meeting house is also recreated within the building and exhibitions of art by local and New Zealand artists are ongoing. The "Ora" garden which won the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show has recently been added in a specially created outside area

past events

Cross Country Championship Past events *World Water Ski Racing Championships *FIM International Six Day Enduro (International Six Days Enduro) *Cricket One Day Internationals (One Day International) *A1 Grand Prix The International Mountain Bicycling Association has designated the mountain biking trails at Bike Taupo as a silver-level IMBA Ride Center. http: www.imba.com ride-centers current bike-taupo Ride Centers are the IMBA's strongest


'''Taupo''' ( ) is a town on the shore of Lake Taupo in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the seat of the Taupo District Council and lies in the southern Waikato Region.

Taupo has a population of but from 1989 it has been administered by the Taupo District Council, the district including both Taupo itself and the surrounding hinterland. Despite this, it is occasionally referred to as a city (List of cities in New Zealand). It is the 20th largest urban area (Ranked list of New Zealand urban areas) in New Zealand, and the second-largest in the Waikato Region (behind Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand)).

The name ''Taupo'', by which the town is commonly known, is the shortened version of its full name, ''Taupō-nui-a-Tia''. Literally translated from Māori language, ''Taupō-nui-a-Tia'' means "The great cloak of Tia", where Tia (Tia (Maori explorer)) is the name of the discoverer of the lake.

In 2009 a team of Taupo citizens won the TV2 (TV2 (New Zealand)) programme Top Town.

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