10 Nov 2023

Taupō takes title of most beautiful town in Aotearoa

From Midday Report, 12:46 pm on 10 November 2023

Known for its trout fishing, waterfalls and the largest freshwater lake in Australasia - Taupō has officially taken out the top title - for the most beautiful town in Aotearoa.

It won the supreme award in the Kiwi charity competition - Keep New Zealand Beautiful. 

Other notable mentions included Awanui in the Far North which won Best Tiny Town, and Tauranga which nabbed Most Beautiful Large City 

The winners were judged on their environmental and sustainability efforts - but according to the judges there is no place like Taupō.

Taupō mayor David Trewavas spoke to Charlotte Cook.