A move to the Taupō District means you can set yourself and your family up with the life everyone has always wanted.
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 Taupō District means you can set yourself and your family up with the life everyone has always wanted. Be it a thriving business, successful career or time with loved ones, you can create your balance 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 white-water rafting. Undoubtedly the best way to experience Taupō's epic landscapes is from the saddle of a bike and Taupō offers some of the best mountain biking in New Zealand on a network of internationally recognised, purpose-built trails.
Great business opportunities
Looking for the perfect place for both your career or business and your family to thrive? With its growing economy and low unemployment Taupō is the ideal spot to set up a new business or to reach beyond the 9 to 5 and work remotely, leaving you with more time to spend with your family and enjoy the incredible lifestyle the region has to offer. Just imagine, no more long commutes and time for a spot of fishing or water skiing after that work Zoom call.
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, pubs and wineries 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.
The heart of the North Island
Located in the heart of the North Island, Taupō is not only beautiful, it's centrally located too. A drive to Auckland will take you only 3.5 hours and Wellington is a handy 4.5-hour drive away. And if you fancy a weekend getaway then the North Island's East Coast is within easy travel distance.
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, and the Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge and 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.
The fantastic Taupō lifestyle was part of the inspiration for business owners Nic McCondach and Heather Sumpter when they started The Admin Angels, which provide clients with affordable business support, flexibility and choice - leaving the two with plenty of time themselves to embrace the lifestyle the Taupō region is famous for.
"During the winter season, I like to make the most of days with perfect conditions and do a bit of snowboarding mid-week," says McCondach. "Many of our clients moved to this region for the lifestyle as well, so they understand the desire to take time out to do the things you love."
Career success drew Leighton Taylor, a mechanical engineer who specialises in geothermal engineering, to Taupō. Taylor 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 2023.
"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.
Taylor and his wife moved from Auckland in January with a brand-new baby and he got stuck straight into work within days of arriving. "It has been a hectic time, but after a tough year of lockdowns in Auckland, 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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