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Tauhara Centre Trust COVID-19 Policy

Please note that with the NZ Government recently (April, 2022) changing the mandate requirement for vaccine passes for places such as Tauhara Centre, which provides face-to-face contact accommodation and catering services, vaccine passes are no longer required at the Centre for visitors or guests.

Should circumstances change and the Government re-introduce mandates, the Trust will always follow Government advice and regulations.

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Opening hours at Tauhara Centre

You are always welcome to visit the Tauhara Centre. Wander around our beautiful grounds, enjoy the view, do some quiet meditation in our Sanctuary or read a book in the library...

Reception Office opening hours

Our reception office is open during weekdays from 9am - 3pm.


The area of Lake Taupo, what to do in Taupo?

Taupo is located in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, centred around The beautiful glancing waters of Lake Taupo.

The town has a lot to offer, from nice café’s to natural hot pools. It’s the perfect location for adventure, relaxation, nature, culture and biking.

This is an overview of what you can do in Taupo.

Nature: Visiting the Huka Falls, walking around the Lake, cycling trough the woods, kayaking at the Lake.

Adventure: skydiving, jet boating at the Huka Falls, Bungy jumping, skiing, hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Relaxation: Taupo has many (natural) hot pools, where you can relax and enjoy the healing benefits of the pure, volcanic water.

Our highlights

DeBretts Taupo attraction what to do Taupo DeBretts

 As well as the main pools (complete with waterfall and bubbling hydrotherapy spots) we also offer 12 private mineral pools – the perfect complement to our Living Waters day spa.





Huka Falls to do in Taupo Huka Falls

 At the Huka Falls, the Waikato River which is normally 100m wide, is squeezed through a 20 metre wide gorge and over a 20m drop.

Every second up to 220,000 litres of water gushes through the gorge and shoots out over 8 metres beyond to create a beautful blue/green pool.

Huka Jet to do in Taupo Huka Jet

The Huka Jet Boat is an exhilarating, once of a lifetime water ride through the Waikato River with amazing views of the spectacular Huka Falls.

Experience 360 degree spins and speeds of over 80km/hour!

The Huka Jet Boat ride goes for approximately 30 minutes, during which time you travel to the base of the Huka Falls and past the Aratiatia Dam.

Tongariro Crossing what to do around Taupo Tongaririo Crossing

 The Tongariro Alpine Crossing also referred to as the Tongariro Crossing is heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand, while others boast it ranks among the top ten single day treks in the world.

Many who complete the 19.4 kilometre journey will tell you the climbs can be steep and the weather unpredictable, though worth it in every aspect.

art cafe what to do in Taupo L'Arte Cafe

 The cafe and gallery are both set in a magical garden complete with an outside mosaic living room. The food and art at L’Arte’s unique destination are both exquisite. Resident ceramic artist Judi Brennan’s work is evident everywhere and is sold exclusively from L’Arte’s Gallery together with work from other New Zealand artists.







For more information, please visit the Taupo iSite, Great Lake Taupo.

Are you looking for a location for your family holiday?

Every family is unique. Are you looking for a more quiet, cosy holiday, being surrounded by nature? 

Tauhara is a family-friendly environment. With our beautiful walks and spacious grounds, we have it all for the perfect family holiday. 

Find more information about Taupo, our accommodation and our facilities facilities

Please contact us for more information. 

Map of Tauhara

Plan your visit to Tauhara Centre by taking a look at our different spaces, facilities and accommodation. 

Map of Tauhara

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