Based near beautiful natural areas like Lake Taupo, Taupo is an ideal destination for the dreamy adventurer looking to make hearty memories. What this means is every activity you indulge in will host a kind of fabled ambiance to it; you’ll kayak through beautiful emerald lakes surrounded by dramatic alpines and rocks (like in the movies), and you’ll discover waterfalls as clear as glaciers, with rushing streams that pound permanent sprinkles into the air. You’ll even swim in luscious lakes surrounded by Maori-carved cliffs. All your memories in the region will translate like pages from a novel, evoking uncontrollable goosebumps—the good ones. Yes, Taupo is a scenic adventure you cannot miss, and your camera will thank you for this experience.