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, At
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 Kiwi
Half day sea kayak adventure and launch cruise. Fully guided – no experience needed. Three daily departures including summer twilight paddle.

Kayak hire on waterfront 20 metres from Tui Glen.
Kiwi River Safaris
Kayak trips on the Waikato River. Soak in the natural hot springs. Duration 2 hours.

Pure Fun

Tandem Skydiving
Taupo Tandem Skydiving

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

Maori Cultural Experience
Wairakei Terraces


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.

Ride the Sky Waka gondola Mt Ruapehu

Summer or winter , breathtaking ride.

Dine at one of the three restaurants

tickets from Taupo Snow HQ

32 Roberts street Taupo or

Experience High Tea at the Chateau Tongariro for bookings & snow reports & conditions, ski hire all the information you will require.


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.”