Located on the central North Island of New Zealand on a volcanic plateau is the Taupo area and the Taupo Ika Nui Resort.
As a backdrop, the mountain ranges of Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Kaimanawa add beauty and skiing availability to the area. The ski fields are just an hour and a half away.
New Zealand's Lake Taupo region offers one of the world's finest examples of untouched, unspoilt and uncrowded country. Lake Taupo is a giant crater filled with beautifully clear water and is the ultimate inland cruising ground.
This beautiful lake is about the size of Singapore - more of an inland sea really. It was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies as far away as Europe and China.
The region holds many natural wonders including the largest fresh water lake in Australasia, created by the world's largest volcanic eruption in the past 5,000 years; the best one day hike in New Zealand; majestic mountain peaks; and the country's largest ski area.
And if this isn't enough you'll also find beautiful bush, sub-apline hiking tracks, the freshest and cleanest streams and rivers imaginable, plus Maori heritage and their vibrant culture to learn about.
Situated right on the Shores of scenic Lake Taupo, Taupo Ika Nui Resort is a five minute walk from the town centre with its many shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and banks. Visitors will enjoy sailing, water skiing, swimming, rafting and canoeing, and a full range of leisure and adventure activities close to the resort.
Surrounded, as it is, by snow-capped mountains, blue and emerald lakes, native forests, steaming cliffs, mudpools, mountain streams, rivers, volcanic valleys and tussocklands, Taupo Ika Nui is your gateway to a range of natural wonders like few other locations in the world.
For fishermen, the lake is well stocked with rainbow and brown trout and for the more adventurous try whitewater rafting, windsurfing or waterskiing. South of the lake is Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand's tallest volcano at 2797 metres, with Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro alongside.
The region also boasts many land-based activities, including golf, lawn bowling, rugby, squash, tennis, bushwalking and hunting.
Your apartment is your holiday home away from home. A one bedroom unit can comfortably sleep five and a two bedroom unit can comfortably sleep seven. All units have a private deck with great views and shelter.
The resort has a wide range of facilities available including a BBQ area, guest lounge, heated pool and spa area, games room and laundry.
Units are spacious and well-appointed with 25 inch flat screen TV with remote, DVD player, Sky TV, radio, CD player and cassette player.
Fully air conditioned, units also include internet access and fully equipped kitchen with ceramic cook top with oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Resort amenities include a 30,000 litre heated indoor swimming pool, a plunge spa pool and a soak spa pool, coin operated pool table, table tennis and table soccer - there's even a free ice machine!
Providing one of the best vacation experiences you'll ever have, this is a resort and a destination that should be on everyone's 'must-do' list.