Attractions

Strolling Along the Waterfront

Lake Taupo is the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and is a great place for an afternoon stroll on a sunny day. The Great Lake Walkway is a 10 kilometer hike from the boat harbour to Five Mile Bay. In good weather you...

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Bungy Jumping

A fan of bungy? Even though the first official bungy site of the world is in Queenstown, the one in Taupo is a truly scenic place to do so too. It’s the North Island’s most popular bungy at 47 meters high above the...

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See the world’s coolest McDonalds

Are you a big aviation fan? Then this McDonalds is going to blow you away. The decommissioned DC3 is a part of the store. Inside you will find seats and you can see the cockpit as well. As the sign makes you believe, this...

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Hike the Tongariro Crossing

For those who are not staying in Tongariro National Park or including this in their visit to New Zealand, you can also hike the famous Tongariro Crossing from Taupo. A shuttle will pick you up very early in the morning...

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See the Craters of the Moon

Visit the Craters of the Moon and you’ll see evidence of the lake’s fiery birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. This geothermical complex is situated a few kilometers north of town and is...

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Tandem Sky-dive

Like the idea of jumping from 15,000 feet?! With up to 60 seconds worth of freefall time, this is the ultimate adrenaline high. Strap on your suit and chute and head up into the clouds above Lake Taupo and the mountains of...

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Huka Falls

The Huka Falls are a set of waterfalls on the Waikato River that drains Lake Taupo in New Zealand. It is one of the best things to see in Taupo, and is also one of the free things to do in Taupo – a visit to the stunning...

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Orakei Korako

One of the top things to do in Taupo is to check out some of the Taupo thermal attractions. Situated just 30 minutes North of Taupo and located somewhat off the beaten track between Taupo and Rotorua, Orakei Korako is a...

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Thermal Pools

There are a lot to choose from. With thermal bathing pools, massage therapy, Maori cultural experiences and tours of silica terraces and the geothermal areas, the Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa is perfect for a...

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