Living in the Taupo District
The Taupo district offers a wide range of residential properties in a variety of urban and country settings, from the lakeside to the mountains, with some stunning views 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. Many rental homes are owned from outside of the district, so owning a rental property in Taupo is also popular.
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:
The Taupo District offers excellent educational options and opportunities for all ages. Six primary schools, one Intermediate school and two secondary schools in Taupo offer excellent educational opportunities for the district's young people.
Waiariki Institute of Technology offers courses from trade certificates to Bachelor’s Degrees and beyond. The Taupo campus is located just minutes from the town centre. There is plenty of free parking for commuters, and the campus is on a regular bus route.
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.
Taupo Times (every Tuesday and Friday)
The Taupo Weekender/Turangi Chronicle (every Thursday)
The Mangakino Dam (every Friday)
Tourism and Events
For the official site of Destination Great Lake Taupo or to view events go to www.greatlaketaupo.com
Leisure and Recreation
To find out information about getting around the district go to Getting Around