A great lake and an even greater choice of adventures in Taupo. The powerful beauty of the volcanic landscape provides a dramatic backdrop to everything you do.
Taupo has many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. From adrenaline-pumping adventure to a relaxing day out, you need never be bored in Taupo.
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Rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, climbing and abseiling outdoor adventures throughout the Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park region. Departs daily, year round from Taupo and Turangi, 'Adventure Central', North Island, New Zealand. Quality, safe, fun adventures with options to suit all age, experience and fitness levels.
Aroha Luxury New Zealand Tours is at the forefront of authentic, personalized luxury travel. Our expert team curate customized itineraries that will delight you. Leave your cares behind and relax in the unique blend of luxury accommodation that we arrange for your indulgence. Experience our spectacularly beautiful landscapes while participating in an incredible range of outdoor activities.
Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Nau mai Hāere mai. Come and experience our Backyard with all its own natural beauty including our Maori cultural acknowledgements. Make sure to bring your camera and be prepared to take lots of photos along the way. Relax and refuel your body at a café, or bring your own and have a picnic.
Sail Lake Taupo aboard 1920s yacht Barbary, New Zealand's only commercially operated electric yacht and boutique boat cinema! Looking for top summer activities in Taupo? How about joining the locals on an eco-friendly boutique sail cruise across the lake? Daily scenic cruises head out to the Maori Rock Carvings and along the Taupo lakefront. View our Website to book direct.
If you're visiting Taupo make sure to stop in and book your own guided kayak trip around the Great Lake Taupo area. You could enjoy a relaxing cruise down the crystal clear Waikato River or for a little more exercise try heading out to the famous Maori Carvings on Australasia's largest freshwater lake. We'd love to help you get there!
We're the most established charter boat operator in the Taupo Region. Four launches cater for groups from one to one hundred, specialising in trout fishing, scenic cruises, corporate entertainment, special events, and weddings. All boats have full bar-catering facilities and all equipment supplied. Great Lake Trail water transfers available as well as guided fly fishing, hiking, biking and hunting packages.
Professional yet casual clay target shooting experience, based in Taupo. We can tailor a shooting experience specifically to meet the needs of individuals or groups. Top of the line clay target traps are engaged to launch clay birds at varying speeds, angles and heights, thus accommodating both the "newbie" and the more accomplished shot.
Craters of the Moon is a walk with a difference; a unique and memorable experience for young and old. Bubbling craters, mud pools and steam vents, explosion craters and colourful soils. You can also see interesting plants that have adapted to thrive in the hot, steamy conditions.
Located adjacent to the famous Tongariro River is The Creel Tackle House, a piece of local fishing history which now features a Cafe. Everyone welcome to come in for breakfast, lunch or a coffee and a chat, read the paper and simply relax. Fishing reports and licenses are available as well as a large selection of reels and fishing flies.
Epic Cycle Adventures - Timber Trail Shuttle and bike hire operation based in Taumarunui and concentrating on the Timber Trail and other Central North Island Cycle Trails. We offer the cheapest, easiest Timber Trail Shuttle options. No set departure times, no deadlines, no waiting for pickups - you do the ride at your own pace.
The must-do activity in Taupo. The only jet boat ride to the base of the awesome Huka Falls, New Zealand's number one natural visitor attraction. You will love our infamous 360-degree spins. Fun and thrills for the whole family. Taupo's only Qualmark endorsed jet boat operator.
Lake Fun Taupo - charter boat hire, fishing trips, sightseeing, jet ski hire, kayaks, SUP. We have self drive boats - great way to see the Lake on your own at your own pace. If you love the tranquillity of the Lake and want to make a day of it, hire a kayak and go to the Maori Rock Carvings.
Come have a family treat to remember. Enjoy a safe, clean, adventure where young and old minds alike have big moments. Watch your children relish the experience as they meet and feed 20 different species of quiet animals and birds. A great fun place for all ages. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
Experience the breathtaking views of New Zealand's oldest National Park and World Heritage Site with a scenic flight over the dramatic landscape of the area. See into the live craters of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu, and view the spectacular lakes on the mountains, the Emerald Lakes, the Blue Lake and the Tama Lakes.
Try stand up paddle boarding, the fastest growing water sport, We offer fully guided stand up paddle boarding alpine lake tours with stunning views of Tongariro World Heritage National Park from only $35 per person including gear rental, instruction and return transfers from National Park & Whakapapa Villages. Great fun for the whole family with no experience needed.
Haka Tours run world class, fully guided, small group Mountain Bike Tours from 7 to 16 days. We showcase a range of riding from flowing single-track MTB parks and epic all-day adventures, to jaw-dropping downhill’s and night rides, we have something for all you avid mountain bikers. Tour includes expert guide, transport, accommodation, breakfast (and some lunches and dinners).
Discover Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park. Also known as the Hidden Valley, Orakei Korako is a unique visitor attraction—not to be missed. It's a geothermal wonderland, one of nature's true gifts. Come and explore a world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the most amazing silica terraces in the world.
We raft only the best rivers. We use the best gear and our guides are highly trained Kiwi professionals. We believe that adventure should be available for all to experience, hence our river trips cater for all, without ever comprising quality. Enjoy looking through our river options to find the adventure that best suits you.
Feel the thrill of a fast jet ride down one of the best river systems in New Zealand. We can access some of the best white water rapids. Power through narrow canyons, braided shallows and sensational white water rapids. Safe and highly experienced operators. A great experience.
In the heart of the North Island’s summer and winter outdoor adventure playground you will find Ruapehu Country Lodge - whether relaxation is your goal or high adventure, this is the perfect place for your stay. Heather and Peter invite you to stay in their luxury boutique bed and breakfast accommodation, and enjoy their hospitality.
New, smart and precious. Sacred Waters is guaranteed waterfront magic on the edge of crystal clear Lake Taupo. From the magnificent 180-degree views to the exquisite internal water features, Sacred Waters will impress you with its attention to detail. Gymnasium, heated lap pool and more. 50+ Sky TV Channels and thermal hot tub in each apartment.
Half-day and full-day tours of the Auckland area or tour to Maori heartland, Rotorua. Visit the Bay of Islands, rich in New Zealand pioneering history. 120 deluxe coach tours from two of New Zealand's top coach tour companies. Spectacular tours of Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Bay of Islands, Christchurch, Queenstown, Mt Cook, Milford Sound and West Coast Glaciers.
With our expert tandem skydiving instructors, you'll jump out of our pink aircraft from 12,000 or 15,000 feet and into an incredible freefall over the world's most stunning dropzone. Surrounded by snow tipped peaks and the clean, fresh blue of Lake Taupo, you'll slow from a 200km/h descent to a safe, controlled canopy landing. Free pick-up in our own limousine.
Locally owned and operated airline based at Picton Airport, in the heart of Marlborough. Sounds Air links the North Island and South Island between Wellington Paraparaumu, Taupo, Picton, Blenheim and Nelson. In addition to the scheduled services, we also offer charter flights to any New Zealand destination.
Taupo Bungy and Cliffhanger are located amongst the spectacular scenery of the Waikato River Valley. Experience NZ's highest water touch bungy jump, by staying high and dry, or immersing yourself in the crystal clear waters below. Give NZ's only cliff-face extreme swing a go, and take on the freefall feet-first. Two adrenalin rushes located at one awesome site.
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