Taupo is located at the Centre of the North island. 3 1/2 hours drive from Auckland or 4 1/2 hours from Wellington.

Alternatively it is 45min flight.

If you would like to maximise your fishing time we recommend flying to Taupo.

If you have not visited New Zeland before then driving from either Wellington or Auckland will allow your to see some interesting countryside.


Flying to Taupo or Rotorua

Daily fights to Taupo or Rotorua from Auckland or Wellington for as low as $100 per person one way when booked early.

Air New Zealand


Driving to Taupo or Rotorua

Rental Car Hire

Pick up or drop offs located in Auckland city or airport, Wellington city or airport.With drop off locations in Taupo or Rotorua.

Avis Rental car

Hertz Rental Car

Driving times to Taupo

To Taupo
Auckland 280km 3hr 30mins
Wellington 375km 4hrs 30mins
Rotorua 80km 1hr
Napier 144km 1hr 45mins
New Plymouth 300km 3hrs 45mins
Waitomo 163km 2hrs
Turangi 52km 45mins
Hamilton 152km 1hr 45mins


For further information about getting to Taupo visit Destination Lake Taupo - Getting Here