Best mountains in Taupo

Check out the top mountains in Taupo, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Spa Thermal Park
1. Spa Thermal Park
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36 local reviews
County Ave, Tauhara
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+64 20 4008 2026
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John & Caroline
One of Taupo's best kept secrets with mountain bike trails that go to the Huka Falls, Play grounds for the…
Mandy + Fabian
Great spot for a free hot soak and a walk to the Huka Falls along the mountain bike track.
1. Spa Thermal Park
1. Spa Thermal Park
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36 local reviews
County Ave, Tauhara
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+64 20 4008 2026
John & Caroline
John & Caroline
One of Taupo's best kept secrets with mountain bike trails that go to the Huka Falls, Play grounds for the kids and Big Kids like me, Jump…
Mandy + Fabian
Mandy + Fabian
Great spot for a free hot soak and a walk to the Huka Falls along the mountain bike track.
2. Whakaipo Bay
2. Whakaipo Bay
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8 local reviews
Whakaipo Bay
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Lee
One of the most popular walks and mountain bike trails in the local area is the Whakaipo Bay to Kinloch trail…
Dierdrei & Richard
Whakaipo Bay can often be deserted when other lakefront spots are packed. It's a great place to swim and there…
Robin
It is a dusty bumpy drive down but a lovely quiet spot (usually). Bike tracks connect Whakaipo Bay with…
2. Whakaipo Bay
2. Whakaipo Bay
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8 local reviews
Whakaipo Bay
Lee
Lee
One of the most popular walks and mountain bike trails in the local area is the Whakaipo Bay to Kinloch trail (W2K). It starts at the…
Dierdrei & Richard
Dierdrei & Richard
Whakaipo Bay can often be deserted when other lakefront spots are packed. It's a great place to swim and there is a short bush walk. It's…
Robin
Robin
It is a dusty bumpy drive down but a lovely quiet spot (usually). Bike tracks connect Whakaipo Bay with Kinloch, and then Kinloch with…
3. Tongariro National Park
3. Tongariro National Park
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17 local reviews
Tongariro National Park, Tongariro National Park
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Treive And John
Tongariro National Park is only 30 minutes from our Bed and Breakfast and there is the world famous Tongariro…
Tom
Tongariro Crossing is a must do day walk. Challenging and care needed regarding weather forecast as the…
Marina And Louis
Tongariro National Park with its three spectacular volcanic mountains – Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu – has…
3. Tongariro National Park
3. Tongariro National Park
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17 local reviews
Tongariro National Park, Tongariro National Park
Treive And John
Treive And John
Tongariro National Park is only 30 minutes from our Bed and Breakfast and there is the world famous Tongariro Crossing plus Whakapapa with…
Tom
Tom
Tongariro Crossing is a must do day walk. Challenging and care needed regarding weather forecast as the mountain conditions can change…
Marina And Louis
Marina And Louis
Tongariro National Park with its three spectacular volcanic mountains – Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu – has a multitude of short and long…
4. Jolly Good Fellows
4. Jolly Good Fellows
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22 local reviews
76-80 Lake Terrace, Taupo Town Centre
Closed · Opens Thursday 2:00 PM
07-378 0457
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Mark
'Jollys is a casual British Pub themed restaurant & Bar that has become an icon in dining in Taupo. They offer…
Mike
Across the road from the lake with views to the mountains of Tongariro National Park. Average food at average…
Donna
Situated on Lake Terrace with stunning view of the lake and mountains. This is also a cafe by day, restaurant…
4. Jolly Good Fellows
4. Jolly Good Fellows
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22 local reviews
76-80 Lake Terrace, Taupo Town Centre
Closed · Opens Thursday 2:00 PM
07-378 0457
Mark
Mark
'Jollys is a casual British Pub themed restaurant & Bar that has become an icon in dining in Taupo. They offer good value, wholesome fayre…
Mike
Mike
Across the road from the lake with views to the mountains of Tongariro National Park. Average food at average prices but a great selection…
Donna
Donna
Situated on Lake Terrace with stunning view of the lake and mountains. This is also a cafe by day, restaurant at night
5. Craters of the Moon
5. Craters of the Moon
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15 local reviews
171 Karapiti Rd, Taupo
Closed · Opens Thursday 8:30 AM
+64 27 656 4684
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Jonny & Maaike
Good Mountain biking + you can get a good few of the natural steam coming up. Also possible to do a 1 hour…
Susan
Great place to visit for a relaxed mountain biking excursion, with cafes nearby to refresh when you're all…
Deb
Awesome Mountain Bike trails and a thermal walkway.
5. Craters of the Moon
5. Craters of the Moon
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15 local reviews
171 Karapiti Rd, Taupo
Closed · Opens Thursday 8:30 AM
+64 27 656 4684
Jonny & Maaike
Jonny & Maaike
Good Mountain biking + you can get a good few of the natural steam coming up. Also possible to do a 1 hour walk here or to go for a horse…
Susan
Susan
Great place to visit for a relaxed mountain biking excursion, with cafes nearby to refresh when you're all done!
Deb
Deb
Awesome Mountain Bike trails and a thermal walkway.
6. Craters of the Moon Mountain Bike Trails
6. Craters of the Moon Mountain Bike Trails
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7 local reviews
Karapiti Rd, Wairakei
+64 7-377 6535
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Emma
If you like mountain biking look no further. Get your day pass and ride the trails until you can't ride any…
Jane
Taupo's mountain bike park with 50k of tracks.
David & Sue
Fantastic Mountain Biking
6. Craters of the Moon Mountain Bike Trails
6. Craters of the Moon Mountain Bike Trails
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7 local reviews
Karapiti Rd, Wairakei
+64 7-377 6535
Emma
Emma
If you like mountain biking look no further. Get your day pass and ride the trails until you can't ride any more. Bikes can be hired from…
Jane
Jane
Taupo's mountain bike park with 50k of tracks.
David & Sue
David & Sue
Fantastic Mountain Biking
7. Botanical Heights Drive
7. Botanical Heights Drive
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6 local reviews
Botanical Heights Dr, Taupo
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Dan
There are numerous walkways, beautiful lake and mountain views and attractive picnic areas. Open daily until…
Victoria And Liam
Just a 5 Min walk up the road from us is our beautiful Taupo Botanic gardens, great views of the late and…
7. Botanical Heights Drive
7. Botanical Heights Drive
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6 local reviews
Botanical Heights Dr, Taupo
Dan
Dan
There are numerous walkways, beautiful lake and mountain views and attractive picnic areas. Open daily until dusk. The Botanical Reserve is…
Victoria And Liam
Victoria And Liam
Just a 5 Min walk up the road from us is our beautiful Taupo Botanic gardens, great views of the late and Mountain throughout the walk…
8. Tokaanu Thermal Pools
8. Tokaanu Thermal Pools
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26 local reviews
Mangaroa St, Tokaanu
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:00 AM
+64 7-386 8575
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Kara
The thermal pools are perfect to recover if you are doing any activities like the Tongariro Crossing, Mountain…
8. Tokaanu Thermal Pools
8. Tokaanu Thermal Pools
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26 local reviews
Mangaroa St, Tokaanu
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:00 AM
+64 7-386 8575
Kara
Kara
The thermal pools are perfect to recover if you are doing any activities like the Tongariro Crossing, Mountain Biking, Skiing or snow…
9. Lake Taupo
9. Lake Taupo
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28 local reviews
Lake Taupo
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Claire
A beautiful lake that overlooks the mountains. There are lots of fun things to do on the lake, such as…
Sue
NZ's largest lake with the mountains of Tongariro National Park as a spectacular backdrop.
9. Lake Taupo
9. Lake Taupo
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28 local reviews
Lake Taupo
Claire
Claire
A beautiful lake that overlooks the mountains. There are lots of fun things to do on the lake, such as parasailing, fishing, hole-in-one…
Sue
Sue
NZ's largest lake with the mountains of Tongariro National Park as a spectacular backdrop.
10. Mount Tauhara
10. Mount Tauhara
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11 local reviews
Mount Tauhara
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June
A great 2 hour walk up the mountain.... and you get to see the best view of the area!
Lin
A good hike up the mountain with excellent views.
10. Mount Tauhara
10. Mount Tauhara
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11 local reviews
Mount Tauhara
June
June
A great 2 hour walk up the mountain.... and you get to see the best view of the area!
Lin
Lin
A good hike up the mountain with excellent views.
11. Tongariro River
11. Tongariro River
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4 local reviews
Tongariro River
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Chris
The Tongariro River is a river in the North Island of New Zealand. The part of the Waikato River from the…
Tom
Lovely river for day walks or mountain biking (hire from Turangi). Also a favourite for fly fishing, again…
11. Tongariro River
11. Tongariro River
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4 local reviews
Tongariro River
Chris
Chris
The Tongariro River is a river in the North Island of New Zealand. The part of the Waikato River from the Waihohonu Stream, down to Lake…
Tom
Tom
Lovely river for day walks or mountain biking (hire from Turangi). Also a favourite for fly fishing, again trips can be arranged from…
12. Tongariro Alpine Crossing Ketetahi Car Park
12. Tongariro Alpine Crossing Ketetahi Car Park
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5 local reviews
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park
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Kara
Often described as New Zealand’s best one day alpine trek, this 19.4 km tramp is simply breath-taking and…
12. Tongariro Alpine Crossing Ketetahi Car Park
12. Tongariro Alpine Crossing Ketetahi Car Park
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5 local reviews
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park
Kara
Kara
Often described as New Zealand’s best one day alpine trek, this 19.4 km tramp is simply breath-taking and covers some of the most dramatic…