Activities

Watch the video of What to see and do in Taupo on the “See & Do New Zealand” website.

Fishing on Lake Taupo and rivers:
A rrangements can be made for fishing excursions; either fly fishing the rivers, or fishing on the lake. Alternatively, take a scenic cruise on the beautiful Lake Taupo.

On the Lake:
Cruise Cat – 1 1⁄2 hour cruises daily
Ernest Kemp – two hour cruises daily

Ladies – pamper yourselves:
Shopping, Art
Beauty on Location
Beauty 2000

Taupo is a golfing paradise
Taupo Golf Club has two 18-hole courses.
Wairakei International Golf Course
Kinloch Golf Club is the only Jack Nicklaus signature designed course in New Zealand.

Kayaking
Kayaking Kiwi
Half day sea kayak adventure and launch cruise. Fully guided – no experience needed. Three daily departures including summer twilight paddle.
Kiwi River Safaris
Kayak trips on the Waikato River. Soak in the natural hot springs. Duration 2 hours.
Wilderness Escapes
Kayaking to the Rock Carvings, kayaking trips, guided walks, rock climbing and abseiling, caving, team building and group activities

Parasailing
Pure Fun

Tandem Skydiving
Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Prawn Farm
Experience the World’s Only Geothermal heated Prawn Farm

Maori Cultural Experience
Wairakei Terraces

Walks:

There are beautiful walks along the lakefront and from Taupo township to Huka Falls (beside the Waikato River).

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing
This is one of New Zealand’s most popular full day walks – 6 to 8 hours in the Tongariro National Park.

Tongariro Expeditions
Transport and guides for the Tongariro Crossing.

Snow Skiing Weekend
Have you a Ski Season Pass and need accommodation
Tui Glen offers warm top quality accommodation after A day on the slopes. Good area for storing skis and drying gear. Plus complimentary bottle of wine.
Close to top restaurants.

www.mtruapehu.com for snow reports & conditions, ski hire all the information you will require.

 

Events:

Half Marathon
The event caters for both walkers and runners.
Annually in August.

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
New Zealand’s largest fun ride. Riders cycle around beautiful Lake Taupo (160km).
Annually – the last weekend in November.

Ironman New Zealand Triathlon
“The World’s Best Race, In the World’s Most Beautiful Place.”

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