East Taupo Lands Trust administers 30,270 hectares of land to the south east of Taupo. The total land holding is made up of 20 individual land block, and there are over 15,000 Trust owners. The Trust is governed by a maximum of 5 trustees elected by owners for a term of 3 years.
The majority of the land is subject to an Air Access Licence for Hunting and Fishing. However, the Trust is also actively involved in the honey industry, and has a native plant nursery and farm development based on the Runanga blocks.
East Taupo Lands Trust Charitable Trust is funded by East Taupo Lands Trust. Its purpose is to distribute grants and benefits to Trust owners and their descendants.