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Home Flights Oceania New Zealand Cheap flights to Taupo, New Zealand

Cheap flights to Taupo, New Zealand

Round-trip from $1,955 From New York to Taupo
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Are there currently restrictions on travel to Taupo related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Taupo along with the rest of New Zealand. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

New Zealand has restricted entry to all travelers with the exception of nationals of New Zealand (including Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau), residents and their family members, nationals of Australia ordinarily resident in New Zealand, Samoan and Tongan citizens making essential travel, travelers entering as essential health workers, other essential workers, New Zealand-based partners and dependent children (aged 19 years and under) of a work or student visa holder who is in New Zealand and humanitarian flights. Essential workers who are specifically agreed to by the New Zealand Government (see here for specific details).

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

Transiting rules

Travelers are not allowed to transit with the exception of nationals and residents of New Zealand and nationals of Australia, travelers with a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) or transit visa issued by New Zealand. Transit is only allowed at Auckland (AKL) for maximum 24 hours. From June 19, transit will be open to all Cook Islanders and Cook Islands Permit Holders who have been present in New Zealand for at least 30 days and whose main purpose of travel is to return home, or to take up or resume employment.

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Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Effective on November 3, travelers must have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Taupo and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

When is the best time to fly to Taupo?

Although Taupo offers activities throughout the year, the peak travel season generally falls between November and March. These are the warmest months in Taupo, with temperatures generally in the 60s and 70s. The warm weather tends to draw crowds, though, and with school breaks falling during this time, Taupo becomes a major vacation destination during these months. The off-season falls between June and August, when temperatures are at their lowest. Travelers who want to beat the crowds and still enjoy somewhat warm weather should plan to visit during the shoulder season months of September, October, April and May. The crowds are much more tolerable during these months, and temperatures are still enjoyable in the 50s, on average.

Taupo overview

The outdoors beckon on New Zealand’s North Island, especially when it comes to visiting the picturesque town of Taupo. Here, forces of nature are hard at work, creating a majestic backdrop for both leisure and adventure travelers. From the lakes and waterfalls to the incredible volcanoes surrounding the town, there is certainly no shortage of natural beauty to enjoy in Taupo.

A visit to this New Zealand town must include a trip to Huka Falls, where the Waikato River – the widest in New Zealand – is squeezed into a narrow rapid and gushes over a cliff with incredible force and volume. When it comes to sightseeing in Taupo, visitors should also include the geothermal hotbed that is Craters of the Moon, where tourists can walk through an active geothermal field filled with steam vents and bubbling mud pools. Tongariro National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, as the oldest national park in the country, offers a rich cultural and natural history.

For travelers who enjoy being more hands-on during their travels, Taupo and its wealth of adrenaline-pumping activities are sure to please. The views of Taupo’s volcano-lined landscape can be enjoyed through both bungee jumping and skydiving, depending on how adventurous the itinerary will be. For those who prefer to keep their feet a little closer to the ground, Taupo offers plenty of options, too. Lake Taupo buzzes with a flurry of water activities, including boating, cruising, sailing and fishing, while the abundance of natural landscape makes for beautiful hiking opportunities.

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Getting around Taupo

Taupo is a fairly easy town to get around. Walking is feasible between many of Taupo’s popular tourist spots, and there is also a shuttle bus that connects riders to the town’s attractions hourly. Taxis can be arranged by telephone through several local providers, while segways, bicycles and scooters are all available to rent.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Taupo Airport (TUO) serves the town and is located five miles south of Taupo. Air New Zealand is the only airline that flies into this airport. There is an airport shuttle with door-to-door service available. Rental cars can also be arranged.

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