Lake Taupo

lake-taupoThe Lake Taupo region of New Zealand is synonymous with fishing for wild trout and swimming. The region is clearly New Zealand’s crown jewel that allows tourists to go skiing on a volcano or take a chill pill in native bush. The Lake Taupo region is popular among tourists for the many geothermal pools in the area that allow you to soak in indulgence and relax.

The region facilitates jet boating on the raging river and this is a favorite thrill for tourists spending time with family or friends. The locals are known for their warmth and hospitality that adds to the grandeur of the surrounding landscape and overall experience. The Lake Taupo region of New Zealand flaunts a rugged terrain and is rich in history and art. This beautiful and easily accessible region of New Zealand is a haven for the tourist seeking a real ‘break’.

Taupo boasts of the largest commercial tandem sky-dive drop zone in the world! The Lake Taupo region is replete with skydive operations, cafes and fine dining restaurants and great sightseeing options. The region is popular for picturesque and very dramatic views of the mountains and a beautiful fresh water lake. The vibrant culture and natural beauty offer a range of sights and activities.

There are many star rated and economic accommodation options that are designed to suit all budgets. Travel agents put together great package deals that allow you to explore this fabulous destination. There are a number of online and offline resources that help you to find plenty of great holiday ideas in Taupo.

Lake Taupo Activities

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Chris Jolly Scenic Cruise


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....
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Huka Prawn Park Taupo


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.


Prawn Fishing
Geothermal Foot Baths
Trout Viewing and Feeding
Other interactive Activities
1 hour is suggested for this experience.

Opening hours

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.

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Hukafalls Jet in Taupo


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....
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NZ Riverjet – The Squeeze


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....
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NZ Riverjet – Thermal Safari


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....
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Taupo Bungy


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.....
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Tongario Crossing Guided Walk


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....
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