Living in the heart of Auckland city means I don’t get to see a lot of nature without a 5 story apartment block impairing my view.
Thankfully over the weekend we managed to escape the traffic ridden city to venture to a more slower paced town smack bang in the middle of the north island.
4hours driving, 2 McDonalds drive throughs and 1 coffee stop later we arrived in Taupo. We spent the weekend doing nothing of importance but spending quality time with one another.
If your looking for a place to disappear too then we highly recommend heading to Taupo for a weekend. A place that can only be described as ‘simple but nice’.
Accommodation: Waitahanui Lodge.
A charming cabin style lodge right on the lakeside. What it lacks in modern amenities it makes up for in peaceful surroundings. No crowds, no traffic and 10 feet away from dipping your feet in New Zealand’s beautiful Taupo Lake.
Things we did that are highly recommended:
Go fishing at the Huka Prawn Farm
Visit Huka Falls
Dinner at the Bistro (this was perfection!)
and of course just chill at the Taupo Lake.
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