Swim, fish for trout, parasail or kayak on the clear waters of Lake Taupo.
A top international golf course is 10 minutes drive away and several smaller courses lie close by.
Try a bungy jump, parachute jump, high rope adventure course, jet boat ride, hot air balloon ride, 4 X 4 motorbiking, mountainboarding or mountain biking.
To the Hawkes bay region (Napier, Hastings, Havelock North), the Waitomo glow-worm caves or Rotorua.
Taupo has a vast range of walks and hikes from the Tongariro Crossing which is described as the best 1 day walk in New Zealand, to a one hour walk around the ‘craters of the moon’.
Ski & Snowboard
An hour and a half away is NZ's largest ski field,
Ski in winter, hike in summer.
Visit Huka Falls
NZ's most visited natural attraction.
Only in Taupo...
A geothermal prawn farm where you can "meet 'em, greet 'em and then eat 'em".
NZ's largest showcase of Honey Bee products. "If the bees make it we've got it!"
The Great Lake Hole In One Challenge
Whack a golf ball onto a float to win a prize.