The Taupo area is rich in sightseeing opportunities. An hour’s drive north brings guests to the bubbling mud pools, geysers and trout filled lakes of Rotorua, with its rich Maori cultural heritage. An hour’s drive to the south is the unique volcanic landscape of the Tongariro National Park, where stand Mt Tongariro, the conical shaped Mt. Ngauruhoe and the North Island’s highest peak – Mt. Ruapehu. Close to Taupo are the beautiful Huka Falls on the Waikato River, and within ten minutes drive from The Point Villas is the thriving Taupo township with its many shops, boutiques, galleries, cafés and restaurants.
With The Point Villas located right on the edge of Lake Taupo, naturally guests can enjoy the lake’s crystal clear waters with a leisurely lake cruise, either with a picnic lunch aboard or catching a romantic sunset cruise complete with champagne. Pick-up right from The Point’s own jetty.
Within the Estate guests can also kayak around the rocks to view the recent Maori carvings and the Okutu Pa caves where 800-year old Maori remains have been discovered. Alternatively walk the kilometres of trails on the Estate that lead down to the lakes edge and discover New Zealand’s native bush and its prolific bird life such as Tui, Bellbirds and quail.
For the ultimate sightseeing indulgence take a helicopter flight with Helipro to gain a bird’s eye view of the entire region.
Located in the centre of the North Island, The Point Villas in Lake Taupo is the perfect base from which to discover the delights of New Zealand: the beauty of New Zealand’s largest lake at your doorstep.