The key to success is happiness in the household – and creating the perfect balance between a good lifestyle and work is crucial for that happiness. But how – and where – can you find that perfect balance between work and life?
You can find it in Taupō.
A move to the Taupo District means you can set yourself and your family up with a great lifestyle and an ideal an ideal work/life balance. Taupo is an ideal place to establish a thriving business, and successful career and to enjoy family life in the heart of the North Island.
Here are six reasons why:
An abundance of adventure.
Every day is an adventure – literally – in Taupō with the region's incredible natural landscapes creating the perfect backdrop to enjoy everything from long forest hikes, kayaking and snowboarding to waterskiing and biking. This vibrant setting is perfect for families seeking quality time together and for couples entering a new chapter of freedom and adventure, looking
to embrace an active lifestyle.
Great business opportunities
Looking for the perfect place for both your career or business and your family to thrive? With its growing economy, highlighted by significant growth in the energy sector and professional services, Taupō is becoming the hub for these thriving industries. Taupō is an ideal spot to set up a new business, extend your career or reach beyond the 9 to 5 and work remotely.
Just imagine no more long commutes, easy travel to the kids after school activites and time for spot of fishing or water skiing after that work Zoom call; more time to spend with your family and enjoy the incredible lifestyle the region has to offer.
Big-city vibes with small-town charm
As a tourist town, Taupō serves up plenty of food and shopping opportunities and lots of amenities. The vibrant CBD is a haven for foodies with its award-winning cafes and restaurants, while the region's bars and pubs are the perfect spot to relax with a drink and soak up the lake views. But because you are away from the big smoke you get all the good stuff about 'small' town life,
like no traffic jams and a real sense of
community and balanced family lifestyle
The heart of the North Island
Located in the heart of the North Island, Taupō is not only beautiful, it's centrally located too.
With the new expressways, it's an easy 3.5-hour drive from Auckland. And if you're looking for a weekend getaway, then the North Island's East Coast is within easy travel distance. Plus, the newly upgraded Taupō airport provides excellent connections across New Zealand.
Plenty of events
You will never get bored living in Taupō with plenty of events on offer to keep you busy and entertained. There are annual sporting events like IRONMAN NZ, V8 Supercars, and the Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge. For music lovers, the Taupō Summer Concert is the hottest ticket in town. There are always cool farmer's markets and craft markets too, so you will never be short of something to do.
Great support for moving down
The best thing about a move to Taupō is you won't have to do it alone - Amplify, the Local Economic Development Agency, is an experienced and well-connected service to help people move there. The team at Amplify offers support, business guidance and contacts that help businesses and families settle into the Taupō community, along with programmes and initiatives for start-ups, business relocation and business development.
Meet some locals living the dream.
Bruce and Nadia were inspired by the fantastic Taupō lifestyle when they decided to raise their family here. Taupō made it easy for them to balance family life and own a business, while still having plenty of time to enjoy what the region has to offer.
“I like raising my family in Taupō,” says Bruce. “The Taupō lifestyle gives us extra family time to enjoy outdoor activities, like the mountain bike tracks. I just think it’s a great place to bring up a family.”
Career success drew Leighton Taylor, a mechanical engineer who specialises in geothermal engineering, to Taupō. Leighton works on the Tauhara geothermal development, Contact Energy's new power station that will deliver 3% of all New Zealand's power generation when complete in 2024 and three other geothermal station developments starting now.
"Being a part of the Tauhara project is a really exciting opportunity for me personally, but it is also important for our industry that smaller firms and engineers at different stages in their careers can gain experience on projects like this," he says.
Leighton and his wife moved from Auckland with a brand-new baby, and he got stuck straight into work within days of arriving. "It has been a hectic time, but we are really happy to be here by the lake with the mountains and forests nearby; it's like a breath of fresh air."
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