Living in the Taupo District


The Taupo District offers a wide range of residential properties in a variety of urban and country settings,  with some stunning views of the lake and mountains on offer.

The Taupo District residential property market has proved to be very stable over the years, and with prices ranging from $170,000 upwards, there is property to suit all budgets.

We have significant land and building opportunities on offer, with a wide range of sections available throughout the district. If country living is your style, we have plenty of rural land and ‘life-style’ blocks available, most of which are only a short commute to the CBD.

Renting is an attractive option in Taupo, with a wide variety of rental properties available, and at rates very competitive with rest of the country.

Below is a list of local real estate agents’ websites where you can check out up to date information about properties available to rent or buy:

Harcourts Real Estate
Ray White Taupo
Westerman Property Solutions Ltd
B&W Real Estate


The Taupo District has six primary schools, one intermediate  and two secondary schools that offer excellent educational opportunities.

Waiariki Institute of Technology offers courses from trade certificates to Bachelor’s Degrees and beyond. The Taupo campus is  just minutes from the town centre and there is plenty of free parking for commuters, and is on a regular bus route.

Tauhara College
Taupo Nui-A-Tia
Tongariro School (Turangi) email
Waipahihi Primary School
Hilltop Primary School email
Taupo Intermediate
Mountview Primary School
St Patricks Catholic School email
Kuratau School (Rural Kuratau area)
Tirohanga School (Rural Tirohanga area) email
Wairakei School
Waiariki Institute of Technology

Medical and hospital services

Taupo Hospital is situated in a residential area of Taupo about 4km from the CBD.

It has a 24/7 emergency department, inpatient unit, day unit and theatre, outpatient clinics by medical consultants and visiting specialists, maternity unit, pharmacy, clinical records, radiology, district nursing and clinical nurse specialists supported by an administration team.

The laboratory that is based in our hospital is run by Southern Community Labs and they provide the support for both hospital and community.

Community newspapers

Taupo Times (every Tuesday and Friday)
The Taupo Weekender/Turangi Chronicle (every Thursday)
The Mangakino Dam City Advertiser (every Friday)

Tourism and events

For the official site of Destination Great Lake Taupo or to view events go to

Leisure and recreation

To find out information on Taupo District’s recreational and cultural facilities go to Leisure and Recreation.

Getting around

To find out information about getting around the district go to Getting Around.
Page reviewed: 23 Apr 2014 12:04pm