Taupo is a very popular destination for tourists and kiwis alike as there is so much to see and do in the area. State Highway One runs through the town so if you are travelling through the North Island it is likely you will at least pass through Taupo.
For travellers who are going from Auckland to Wellington, Taupo is a great place to stop over a night to break up the journey.
For rules on driving please refer to Driving in New Zealand
The AA website below is a good one to look at if you want to find out more information on driving in New Zealand and on travel times and distances between locations.
InterCity Coachlines is the bus service to use if you want to travel to or from another city in New Zealand by bus. Buses run all over the country and in Taupo depart from the Visitor Information Centre in town.
Check out the website for timetable and booking information.
The town is three and a half to four hours` drive from Auckland and just over five from Wellington.
There are many charter and cruise companies that offer cruises on the lake from the fast speed boat variety to leisurely cruising. Many fishing trips are also organised solely for this purpose.
You can catch a commercial flight into Taupo from Auckland or Wellington.
You can charter a flight to almost anywhere in NZ from here.
Don't forget about skydiving!