5 Reasons To Move To Taupo

Right in the middle of the North Island lies a bustling little haven called Taupō . Known for its incredible natural beauty in the form of lakes and falls, Taupo is a small city with a big beating heart. Whether you’re moving there for work, or simply want a little more breathing space, Taupō  is an ideal location for professionals, families and retirees alike. Here are our top five reasons to head to Taupō  and call it home.

Central location

Regional New Zealand can feel a world apart from the big city and yet, sometimes, it’s actually not. This is the case with Taupō . Though it feels like you’re in a total escape-to-the-country type environment, it’s right in the centre of the North Island, only an hour to Rotorua and a little further to bigger cities of Tauranga and Napier / Hastings. You can feel a world apart, without actually being a world apart!


Taupō  is one of the most scenic towns in New Zealand. That’s a pretty big call when you think of the gorgeous wine regions in the south, the rapid rivers of Queenstown and the pristine beaches in Northland – and we stand by it. Based on the inland sea of Lake Taupō , the town is a popular summer getaway for boating and fishing. It’s also home to the nearby Huka Falls, the largest falls on the Waikato River.

Jobs and work life

Work in Taupō comes with a few perks: your dollar goes further because housing is more affordable, and you waste no time at all in traffic. Crossing the town takes all of five minutes, even in peak hour. Jobs in Taupō  that are in high demand include trades, farm work, health and education.

Raising a family

Taupō  is an ideal place to raise a family. With fresh air, green grass and lakes and ski fields nearby, your kids will enjoy an active, healthy upbringing. On weekends, Lake Taupō is filled with families going on fishing trips and during the summer, the city sees about 50,000 visitors from around the country. Whakapapa Ski Fields are only an hour away, giving you the best of both worlds: skiing in winter and swimming in summer. Popular schools in Taupō include Taupō  Primary School and Tauhara College.

There’s always something to do

Taupō may be small, but it’s far from boring. There are bustling cafes and restaurants, sports events and endless opportunities for hikes, cycles, swims and exploration.

We love Taupō and think that you will too. If your heart is set on moving to Taupō , get in touch with NZ Van Lines. They transport Kiwis all over the country, and all over the world, helping them get settled in their new homes. For a smooth, affordable service, choose NZ Van Lines when moving across New Zealand. Call 0800 362 236 to get a free, no obligation moving quote today.

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