Get Out on Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand and there are plenty of ways to enjoy this pristine and stunning treasure.

Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand and there are plenty of ways to enjoy this pristine and stunning treasure.


A great way to get up close and personal with the beautiful Lake Taupo is aboard a kayak. Operators like Taupo Kayaking Adventures provide guides who will take you to the most picturesque spots while educating you on the rich cultural history of the many significant landmarks. Whether it is visiting Masons Rock (an impressive volcanic fan of rock emerging from the lake) or the Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay, you will enjoy this opportunity to connect with natural wonders of Lake Taupo and its surrounds.


You don’t have to be competing in the iconic Taupo Ironman to enjoy a swim in Lake Taupo. The shoreline of Lake Taupo is littered with great swimming beaches where you can take a dip, almost anywhere along the shoreline is a great spot to jump in and cool off. One of the preferred spots for locals is at Kinloch, approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the Taupo Town Centre.


Are you seeking some high flying adventure during your visit to Lake Taupo? Parasailing is a great way to get your heart pumping and adrenalin flowing. Enjoying the lake and its beauty from either 400ft or 800ft above is a fun and unique experience. Big Sky Parasail operate 7 days a week, December to April, from the centrally located Taupo Boat Harbour.


Lake Taupo is a trout fisherman’s paradise with the lake playing home to large stocks of Rainbow and Brown trout. Time and budget might limit how you choose to spend your fishing time in Taupo but a private fishing charter will be the ultimate experience. Local guides will take you to the best spots on the lake and their boats will be stocked and equipped for a great day out.

After a busy day enjoying Lake Taupo stay at a quality and friendly Taupo Motel. The Sails offers self-contained apartments and suites with stunning views across Lake Taupo and has a wide range of room types available for all visitors to Taupo. The Sails is conveniently located directly opposite the Lake’s main swimming beach and within walking distance of the city centre. 

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