Taupo Just Got Cooler

Taupo Just Got Cooler

There’s a certain serene beauty about Taupo in Winter. Crisp days, clear sunny skies and warm afternoons – you can’t beat it! It also gives us a completely different arena to play in compared to other seasons; especially the cool morning mist from the lake and the picturesque backdrop of the snowy mountains.

This season it’s time to kick the local ‘bad habit’ of hibernating. So your challenge is to change things up and get in amongst it!

Retail therapy

Take advantage of the quieter season and enjoy our towncentre and a truly boutique shopping experience. It’s easy to indulge in a little retail therapy with everything so close by.

Top up your winter wardrobe while you’re at it, there are many places selling quality merino clothing to keep you warm and our range of fashion stores are renowned for their unique and often one-off pieces. And why not keep up with winter trends for the home too? Pick up some new manchester or accessories from one of our exceptional homeware stores.

Got mud?

It’s a cold, wet day in Taupo – perfect for a quad bike adventure. Ride through the fern-clad native bush, splash through muddy puddles and stop at scenic lookouts throughout.

Mud is muddiest in Winter, so what better season to make the most of it? Winter gives our bush trails the right mix of firm and muddy, making the ride even more fun, so you’ll have a blast of a time. Choose to go at your own pace and relish the beautiful surroundings in this adventure-packed, must-do, Winter activity.

Treat yourself

Warm up and relax at the same time with the help of these smooth, hot volcanic stones. The hot stone massage uses heated stones to relax your body and warm up tight muscles, relieving chronic pain and most importantly, reducing stress! This Winter, focus on your health and wellbeing and try a hot stone massage, available from most beauty therapists and day spas in Taupo.

Winter rafting

Yes, there is such a thing – and it’s the perfect activity for families, groups, and team building. Rafting isn’t always the obvious choice for a typical winter day, but the weather definitely makes the adventure more thrilling – over exciting rapids, through volcanic gorges and exploring hidden places. Worried about the cold? You’ll be completely rugged up in woollen socks, fleece tops, jacket, beanie, gloves and waterproof boots. Plus, you can’t beat the feeling of the wind in your face and the adrenalin pumping. What if it rains? Well you’ll be getting wet anyway, it’s so much more fun when the water is coming at you from all directions!

Fancy a break?

Indulging by the fireplace in a local restaurant or with the backdrop of rain-splashed windows, high tea is a wonderful way to spend a day out and relax. Take some time out with family or friends, sip on hot tea, try some delicious cakes, and just relish the time you have away from the hustle of your everyday life.

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