Lake Taupo Attractions

You'll find a vast array of unforgettable experiences throughout the Taupo region.

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Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings , Lake Taupo

By Destination Great Lake Taupo

The massive Māori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay near Lake Taupo are well-worth seeing up close.

Get close to nature

Lake Taupo region is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty.

  • Take a boat or kayak and cruise around secluded coves and beaches of Lake Taupo. Visit the intricate Maori Rock carvings at Mine Bay - they're only accessible by water.
  • Catch a rainbow or brown trout on Lake Taupo or go fly-fishing with a local guide on the Tongariro River.
  • Explore an active geothermal area of mud pools, craters and steaming vents at Craters of the Moon and Orakei Korako
  • Walk through ancient rainforest in Whirinaki and Pureora Forest Parks, or vast ancient beech forests in the rugged Kaimanawa Forest Park.
  • Walk the famous Tongariro Crossing or drive the 'Volcanic Loop' highway to see Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe.
  • Bath in the naturally heated thermal waters of Otumuheke Stream.
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Skydiving over Great Lake Taupo, Lake Taupo

By Destination Great Lake Taupo

Skydiving over Great Lake Taupo - the North Island's home of adventure

Need more adventure?

Taupo is a hub of adrenaline filled activities for those seeking adventure.

  • Take a jet boat (or river cruise) to the foot of Huka Falls and feel the thunder.
  • Bungy jump over the Waikato River.
  • Tandem skydive for a jet's eye view of Lake Taupo.
  • Mountain bike through rugged, native bush and volcanic terrain - pick up a cycling map to find the best terrain.
  • Rip into river fun with white water rafting, adventure kayaking or canoeing.
  • Dip into lake activities like windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, water-skiing and wakeboarding.
  • Ski on an active volcano - Mt Ruapehu is home to the Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields.

 

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Pêche à la truite, Lake Taupo

By Gareth Eyres

Aujourd'hui, le lac Taupo et les rivières qui s'y jettent représentent l'un des lieux de pêche à la truite sauvage les plus prolifiques au monde.

Time to relax

Indulgence, fresh air and peace comes with the territory.

  • Enjoy a picnic on the shores of Lake Taupo, and a refreshing dip in the Lake's crystal clear waters.
  • Soak in geothermally heated waters at one of Taupo's hot spring resorts or at Otumuheke Stream.
  • Capture an aerial view of the Lake, along with the mountains of Tongariro National Park from a helicopter or floatplane.
  • Practice your swing on one of the region's six golf courses.
  • Dine out at one of the many restaurants (try 'Taupo beef") or sample the seafood at Huka Prawn Park.
  • Grab a map and follow the arts and crafts trail, or stroll the town's stylish shops.
  • Gain a fascinating insight into the customs and history of the Maori people - visit a replica Maori Village, watch cultural performances and taste a traditional hangi (feast) at Wairakei Terraces.

Where to next?

Hamilton - Waikato →

Rotorua →

Bay Of Plenty →