Local Attractions

Around Taupo

Set in the volcanic heartland of the Central Plateau, Taupo and the surrounding district offers an abundance of activities to enjoy, such as:
Huka Falls- spectacular local waterfalls surrounded by native bush
Lake Taupo boat cruises- visiting unique Maori Rock Carvings
Jet Boating- on the mighty Waikato River
Tandem Sky Diving- NZ’s most popular sky dive spot
Bungy Jumping- an iconic Kiwi invention, over the Waikato River
Mountain Biking– a wide variety of awesome tracks to explore
Geothermal Sites– Wairakei Terraces, Craters of the Moon and Orakei Korako are stunning examples of our unique terrain
Hot Springs- natural mineral pools where you can soak and enjoy their therapeutic qualities
Trout Fishing- on the lake or up local rivers
Golf- 2 international and 2 local courses

Day trips from Taupo

Tongariro National Park- dual World Heritage listed and home to the Tongariro Crossing one day hike
Whakapapa and Turoa Ski Fields- Winter season Skiing and Snowboarding on Mt Ruapehu
Waitomo Caves- home of Glow Worms Caves and Blackwater Rafting
Hawkes Bay- known for it’s Wine and Art Deco Architecture
Rotorua- an abundance of Geysers, Mud Pools, Mineral Spas and Maori Culture
Whakatane- gateway to  White Island and Deep-Sea Fishing