Time to jump back in your campervan and head up to Taupo. No road trip around the north island is complete without visiting Lake Taupo, a town distinguished by its lakefront setting and outdoor sports ranging from fishing to jetboating. Did we mention the lake used to be a Volcano? Erupting a very long time ago, it has left clear, fresh water in its place, perfect for water sports! There are so many things you can do in Taupo, giving summertime its population will triple as it is highly desired travel location. We recommend heading to the Huka Honey Hive, famous for its purity and healing properties. Make sure to grab an ice cream on the way out! After the honey hive, a short drive down the road will take you to Huka Falls. The thundering falls are mind-blowing, we cannot talk them up enough! You can get right up close to her the rumble of the Fall, where New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, is squeezed through a ravine of hard volcanic rock. You can view the falls from the footbridge above or get up close and personal with a jet boat ride!