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Taupō District

Taupō District
Map of New Zealand, with the Taupo district highlighted
Taupo Huka Falls aerial view

The Taupō District is located in the south of the Waikato region, with sparkling Lake Taupō, the great inland sea of New Zealand at its centre.


Located in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, the Taupō District has world-class natural attractions including Australiasia’s largest freshwater lake, a dual World Heritage national park, and New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction, the mighty Huka Falls. The Taupō District also has a wealth of natural resources including geothermal heat, land and water.

The Taupō District's major industries are energy, forestry & wood processing, agriculture and tourism. The district has experienced population, GDP & employment growth in recent years, and its biggest contributors to economic growth are construction, professional, scientific & technical services, retail trade and agriculture, forestry & fishing.

Land Availability

There is a substantial area of residential-zoned land available for development in Kinloch over Lake Taupō. There is also land available for industry in conjunction with geothermal co-location land use. New industrial growth areas provide the opportunity for businesses to relocate to live, work and play in the Taupō District.

There is a substantial area of residential-zoned land available for development throughout the district. There is also land available for industry in conjunction with geothermal co-location land use. A current space available for development is He Ahi Eco-Business Park; following an $11 million investment and a partnership with Contact Energy for geothermal and clean energy supply, there are over 40 lots available for design and lease.


Businesses in the Taupō District enjoy easy access to a recently redeveloped airport, and the district's central location allows easy access throughout the country. The CBD & civic precinct has recently been upgraded, allowing a more engaging visitor lakefront experience.

Investment Opportunities

In addition to ongoing opportunities in the tourism sector, the Taupō District has investment opportunities in the areas of: processing industries utilising the local geothermal energy, forestry processing, primary industry innovation, and related educational opportunities.

Taupō District Support Services 


Amplify is the Economic Development agency for the Taupō District, and exists to grow the local economy by leveraging Taupō's natural advantages and working with businesses and stakeholders to champion sustainable growth.  Contact Amplify for any relocation, business or investment enquiry

Love Taupō
Destination Great Lake Taupō (Love Taupō) the Regional Tourism Organisation for the Taupō District. They market the Taupō district to domestic and international markets to increase visitor numbers, length of stay and activity involvement.
Soda Inc
Soda provides advice, information, referrals and connections to businesses in the Taupō District seeking support for their growth journey.
Taupō Business Chamber
The Taupō Business Chamber supports business growth throughout the Taupō District, with a particular focus on advocacy, networking, and building business capability.


Local Insights

The Waikato Wellbeing Project shares wellbeing knowledge for each district in the Waikato region. Visit the Taupō District page for data that includes the Community Compass Report from Dot Loves Data which provides a quarterly snapshot of key socio economic indicators, and the Community Insights Explorer Tool which provides local social and demographic data to support local decision making.

Te Waka's district level reports of the Waikato Business Sentiment Survey give insight on the unique strengths and challenges for each district in the region.

Taupō District Council

Taupō District Council  

Taupō District Council is comprised of 12 councillors from five wards, and one mayor elected at large. For more information, visit their website.

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