Taupo’s clean crisp air and relaxed lifestyle draw visitors from around the world. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s biggest lake, in fact it’s the largest fresh water lake in Australasia- created by a massive volcanic eruption over 5,000 years ago! The trout fishing is fantastic and if you’re into cycling there are over 80ks of purpose of cut mountain biking tracks. Home to Tongariro National Park one the world’s only Dual World Heritage Parks, the region is unique for its snow capped mountains and steaming thermal areas.
Five top Walks:
1. Spa Thermal Park to Huka Falls (2hrs return)
2. Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids (4hrs return)
3. Great Lake Walkway (time varies)
4. Rangatira Point Walking Track (1.5hrs return)
5, Kinloch to Kawakawa (4hrs return)
Approximate driving times to Taupo:
The Taupo region in New Zealand is known for its wild trout fishing and swimming opportunities. It is considered the crown jewel of New Zealand, offering visitors the chance to ski on a volcano or relax in the native bush. Tourists flock to the region for its many geothermal pools, perfect for indulging and relaxing.
For thrill-seekers, jet boating on the raging river is a must-do activity, especially for those spending time with family or friends. The locals are known for their hospitality, adding to the grandeur of the surrounding landscape and overall experience.
The Taupo region boasts a rugged terrain, rich in history and art. It is easily accessible and a real haven for tourists seeking a true break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Taupo is home to the largest commercial tandem skydiving drop zone in the world. The region offers plenty of skydiving operations, cafes, fine dining restaurants, and great sightseeing options. Tourists can enjoy picturesque and dramatic views of the mountains and the beautiful freshwater lake.
The vibrant culture and natural beauty offer a range of sights and activities that cater to various tastes and preferences. There are many accommodation options, from star-rated to budget-friendly, to suit all budgets. Travel agents put together great package deals that allow visitors to explore this fabulous destination.
There are plenty of online and offline resources that offer great holiday ideas in Taupo. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed adventure, Taupo has something for everyone.
Nobody cruises further than our Cruise Catamaran. Once aboard the Cruise Cat you can take a seat and enjoy all the comforts as you cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings and around the picturesque bays of Lake Taupo. A full commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo. Take in the fabulous views of secluded bays and the spectacular mountain peaks of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park. Daily scenic cruises operate all year round, except for the twilight cruise, and the scenery is stunning. On a clear day, the majestic volcanoes of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro can be seen from the Southern end of the lake. This scenic cruise is the smoothest, fastest and most comfortable way to see the Maori Rock Carvings and all the fabulous sites. The Maori Rock Carvings are not ancient carvings but were created using traditional techniques in the late 1970's. They tell t....
On the banks of the beautiful Waikato River, just minutes from Taupo towncentre, you’ll find the iconic and unique family playground of Huka Prawn Park. With acers of land dedicated to the production of New Zealand fresh water prawns, and pure family fun, Huka Prawn Park offers a day of fun and excitement for all ages.
Geothermal Foot Baths
Trout Viewing and Feeding
Other interactive Activities
1 hour is suggested for this experience.
Fishing Park - Weekdays 9.30am to 3.30pm. Weekends 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Park Tours (approx. 25 min) - Daily 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Riverside Restaurant - Weekdays 10.00am to 03.00pm. Weekends 09.00am to 04.00pm
Please note all hours are subject to change.
Jet boat to the base of New Zealand's MOST visited natural attraction - the spectacular Huka Falls! Hukafalls Jet in Taupo is the only jet boat company permitted to take you there! A must-do attraction whether you're staying in Taupo, nearby in Rotorua or just passing through on your way somewhere else. Hukafalls Jet in Taupo, offers a unique combination of excitement and natural beauty. A 30-minute thrilling jet boat ride in the hands of a down-to-earth, funny professional jet boat driver who can make a jet boat do things you would never believe possible. The half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and natural hot springs. Hukafalls Jet’s hours of operation vary between the Summer and Winter seasons. Summer Season (October - April) 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m (hours extending to 5:30pm over peak months Decemb....
Begin with a scenic jet boat ride through Tutukau Gorge. Just when you thought you had an easy day ahead, your driver asks you to disembark the boat in knee deep warm water. You head towards a narrow gap in the cliff face ahead of you and start the challenge of The Squeeze. After manoeuvring your way through narrow crevasses, climbing boulders, and wading through warm waist deep water you emerge in stunning native New Zealand bush. Immerse yourself in the environment and take the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere while relaxing in the thermal waters of a naturally heated bathing pool. While ‘squeezing’ your way back to the boat, prepare your self for the action packed ride ahead of you. Children are welcome but must meet physical criteria and have a minimum age of 6 years old. Departs at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm....
Only the New Zealand Riverjet Thermal Safari incorporates a fantastic geothermal wonderland and a thrilling jet boating experience. All this and more is packed into an absolute Must See Must Do 2½ to 3 hour trip. You’ll have plenty of time to relax and take in the spectacular scenery of the Waikato River, to learn about the Maori culture of this beautiful volcanic area and to hear the fascinating tales of times gone by. This awesome adventure brings you up close to a slice of New Zealand scenery only a select few have seen. The stunning scenery of the mighty Waikato River makes you feel like time stood still as you gently cruise through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge where the canyon walls rise dramatically up to 50 metres above the water. The stunning native bush and abundant wildlife you’ll encounter will leave you with a lasting impression. During several stops along the way our drivers explain....
There is so much to learn about our business and our people. From our views on the environment, to our safety standards. Our business has a fair amount of depth, so we can tell you about our history and the development of our specialised equipment. All good stuff for those who want to know a little more before taking the plunge, or even if you are just interested in how it all works behind the scenes, we can tell you all about what gets down round here. We are open 364 days of the year, closed only on Christmas Day. Our operational hours are: 9.00am until 4.30pm in Winter 9.00am until 7.00pm in Summer (with bookings) Environment Taupo Bungy & Taupo Cliffhanger's reputation and success is reliant on the stunning scenery and natural beauty surrounding the site. Set above the clear and fresh waters of the Waikato River, it lies in the midst of a public track between Taupo township and Huka Falls.....
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing spans the length of Mt Tongariro (19.4Ks) and takes about 7-9 hours. You start from the Mangatepopo Valley and walk over towards the Ketetahi road end as this will minimise the climbing involved. Winter Tongariro Alpine Trek (1st June-31st Oct) - Guided We guide the Tongariro Alpine Crossing all year and every day mother nature allows us a safe and enjoyable passage. Winter Guided Tongariro Alpine Treks are from 1st June-31st Oct. The route follows the same route as in summer. We can pick up from your accommodation in either, National Park Village, Taupo, Turangi, or Whakapapa Village, if prearranged (surcharge applies). The Group price includes:-A guide to customer ratio of maximum 1:10 (generally 1:6-8) crampon & ice axe, meeting at our base at 7.30am with return transport to our base at approx 5pm and a well earned refreshment at the finish. We have a great range....