InterCity® operates daily buses from Hamilton to Taupo. The bus trip from Hamilton to Taupo takes approximately 3 hours.

Buses to Taupo will depart from Platforms A-D of the Hamilton Transport Centre located on the corner of Bryce and Anglesea Streets, and arrive at the Taupo i-SITE, 30 Tongariro Street.

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About Taupo

The name Taupo is the shortened version of the town’s full name, Taupo-nui-a-Tia which is translated to “The great clock of Tia”. Tia is the name of the discoverer of the town's famous lake. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake stretching to over 622km.

Taupo is New Zealand's centre of volcanic and geothermal activity and hot springs suitable for bathing are available throughout the area. The town is a tourist hot spot, particually during the summertime where activities such as sky diving, jet boating and paragliding are popular.

Various annual events such as Ironman New Zealand, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and North Island cross country championships are hosted by the town.  

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