Family holidays in Great Lake Taupo, Kereopa-style

The Kereopas are back in the Great Lake Taupo region and this time they brought their friends along.

Raglan-based international surfer, Daniel Kereopa, and his family (partner Renee, 10 yr old daughter Nia and 12 yr old son Cabe) came back to the Great Lake Taupo region and this time they brought fellow surfers, and family friends, John Armstrong, Penelope Strictland and their daughter, Malaika, with them.

The families kicked off their weekend with a lovely visit to Taupo’s weekly Saturday Riverside Market where they sampled lots of regional produce and even learned a little bit about alpaca wool spinning.

They then spent most of their time around the Wairakei Tourist Park, enjoying all the family-fun activities available in the area. The fun started at the Big Rock Family Fun Park where they got lost in the giant maze and had a ball of a time zorbing - nothing like charging at each other in a big round bubble!

Malaika loved prawn fishing, especially when Nia managed to catch a huge green prawn at Huka Prawn Park! A ride on the Hukafalls Jet next door is a thrilling way to check out the mighty Huka Falls up close. Did you know that Huka Falls is the most visited natural attraction in New Zealand?

To top off their weekend, the families took a leap of faith and hurled and swung themselves off a 47-metre high cliff at Taupo Bungy and Cliffhanger. What a natural high!

Both families will be back again to experience the many family-friendly activities available in the Great Lake Taupo region, as this weekend was only the tip of the iceberg.

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