Take to the water on the great Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is a great vacation destination in both summer and winter and is the largest freshwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere.

Here are some great ways to experience this great lake and the region.


Taupo and Turangi are world famous for trout fishing and are a fisherman's paradise. Experience fly fishing with All Seasons Flyfishing, Chris Jolly Outdoors Fly Fishing, Central Plateau Fishing, Absolutely Angling, or Anglers Anonymous Ltd. Catch some trout with Adam at Go Fish, Fish Cruise Lake Taupo, Great Lake Charters, or Taupo Troutcatcher.


Boat charters and kayak hire are a great way to get close to the lake without getting wet. You can hire a canoe or a kayak or take a guided tour from Canoe & Kayak, or hire a Self Drive Boat from Boating Lake Taupo. And for ultimate relaxation make sure you go out on one of the many Lake Taupo cruises or sailing excursions. For a scenic cruise see Chris Jolly Outdoors Scenic Cruises, Ernest Kemp, Huka Falls River Cruise, Taupo Lake Adventures, Top Cat Charters and Sail Lake Taupo.

Aquatic Fun

The lakes and rivers are great for swimming and there are thermally heated pools all around the Taupo region. The AC Baths, and DeBretts Hot Springs are great in all weather and have facilities for all members of the family. But, If you are in need of an adrenalin rush then the lake has an abundance of options. Soar over Lake Taupo with Big Sky Parasail, hire a Jet Ski, go white water rafting with Rapid Sensations or Tongariro River Rafting, speed through the water with Rapids Jet and Huka Falls Jet, or get wakeboarding and water sport lessons from M.I.A Wakeboarding.

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