Taupo-nui-a-Tia College: the best of two worlds!

Taupo-nui-a-Tia College offers you a combination of two important things in life:
1. The excellent academic standard of the school, with high qualified teachers and well equipped classroom facilities. Our students achieve national success, not only academically, but also in many sports and cultural activities.
2. The superb and safe environment of a reasonably small town in the middle of paradise, with the magnificent lake, four high standard golf courses and the best mountain bike trails on our doorstep, an hour away from one of the major ski fields in New Zealand

What we offer to our international students.
  • High qualified ESOL teachers
  • High standard of pastoral care
  • Buddy system with local students
  • Police vetted home stay families
  • 32 courses to choose from (see website)
  • Very supportive international student coordinator
  • Well-equipped classrooms
  • A safe environment
Learn your English

You will be mixed in classes with New Zealand and international students from all over the world. This encourages you to speak English in normal life.
Placement within the school will depend on the level of competence in English as assessed by the school. It is expected that students will have a basic level of English understanding. ESOL classes are available at no extra charge.
Taupo-nui-a-Tia College is in corporation with Taupo Language School. For students who don’t have enough English knowledge yet, there will be courses available at Taupo Language School to prepare you for college.

Learn how to play golf.

Apart from our wide range of 32 courses in our school, we also offer a combined school-golf package for those who are interested. Taupo-nui-a-Tia College and Taupo golf club offers you a range of possibilities to do, next to your school, an intense golf course under supervision of a qualified golf pro on the two 18 holes golf courses Taupo Golf club has got.  If you are interested please contact me for more information.


All international students will be placed in a police-vetted home stay family. We are trying to find a suitable family for you which will suit your needs. 


Our fees are $14.500.00 for a full year (four terms). This is including extra ESOL tuition, uniforms (exclusive shoes) and textbooks.

Next to that you will pay $220 per week for your home stay family and $500 administration fees.

For insurance you will pay approximately $525 for the full year.

We have also prices if you want to stay for a shorter time: one term: $5.800.00, two terms: $8.700.00, three terms: $11.600.00.

Contact Person

Aniek Lenoir 
International Student Manager

Web Address



Taupo-nui-a-Tia College
122 Spa Road
P O Box 549
Taupo 335



+ 6421827642