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Location information for Taupo Airport

Taupo Airport is a small airport that serves the lakeside town of Taupo with both scheduled domestic and private flights. Air New Zealand is the only carrier that operates here with flights to and from Auckland, Wellington and Wanganui. The airport sits along the shores of Lake Taupo, just eight kilometres from the town, with car hire in Taupo Airport the most convenient way to arrive in Taupo.

Taupo Airport facilities

There is a small car park located adjacent to the terminal building that offers parking; those collecting car rental in Taupo Airport will find their vehicles here. Pre-booking car hire is essential and it is best to compare selections online beforehand. A café and a gift shop can be found in the terminal’s large lounge.

Taupo Airport excursions

State Highway 1 leads travellers into the city centre, making arriving with car hire in Taupo Airport straightforward. The lake and its many activities are the main draws here, although many visitors come to explore other natural attractions such as the popular Huka Falls and Tongariro National Park.

Best time to visit

Lake Taupo is a popular summer resort area that offers many activities, making the summer months of December, January, February and March the best times to visit. Many Europeans also like to visit in the winter months of June, July and August to enjoy skiing in Tongariro National Park.

Car rental in Taupo Airport

The city is quite compact and easy to get around on foot, although car rental in Taupo Airport is essential for exploring outside of the city. State highways 1 and 5, both of which are in great condition, serve Taupo but caution should be taken when driving along Highway 5 towards Napier as sections are narrow and windy.