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.

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.




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

Find out more about schools on the Ministry of Education website​.

Find contact details for local​ schools on the Education Counts website.

Further Education

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology offers courses from trade certificates to Bachelor’s Degrees and beyond. The Taupo campus is just minutes from the town centre. Ample free parking is available for commuters and it is on a regular bus route.

Toi Ohomai​ Institute of Technol​ogy​ 

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

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 an​d cultural facilities go to our Leisure and Recreation page.

Getting around

To find out information about getting around the district go to the Getting Around section.

New to Taupo?

Find out all the information you need to know about moving to Taupo in the New to Taupo section.

Page reviewed: 18 Jan 2019 9:38am