Taupo Attractions & Activities

Let us show you our region

Taupo offers a wide range of attractions and tours for all ages and interests. Take a guided scenic tour of the region including our iconic natural attractions. Or for some relaxed family fun, call in to meet Shawn at the region’s famous Huka Prawn Park. We have 100% pure honey, a fantastic Volcanic Activity Centre and the New Zealand’s own Tongariro Trout Centre. Fantastic for both young and old. Call in and visit native New Zealand timber specialists, NZ Woodcraft or take a cultural journey and visit the Taupo Museum and the famous Gold medal winning Ora Garden.

Huka Falls River Cruise
The River Cruise boat “Maid of the Falls” is the only way you can stand above the turbulent white water and experience the awesome power of the Huka Falls. This is the best way to photograph and video Huka Falls and lots of fantastic NZ scenery including birdlife, native bush, natural hotsprings, Taupo’s famous trout, crystal clear water and much more. A great value cruise. Bookings 0800 278 336.

Taupo Hot Springs
Hot Mineral Pools. Thermal outdoor and indoor pools. Dragon Hydroslide. Warm water kids’ playground. Indulgent spa treatments. Cafe.

Huka Prawn Park
Shawn the Prawn will lead you on an exciting adventure through the world of the prawn. Hand feed the baby prawns, fish for the fiesty prawns, and feast on fresh prawns.

Taupo Puzzle World
FREE ENTRY to this amazing interactive family fun park. Get lost in our giant maze or sit and enjoy an espresso in our cafe. Drum kit, boats, trains, golf, puzzles and shopping. Heaps to do and see for all ages.

The Kai Waho Experience
The Outdoor Cuisine Experience. A culinary experience and a journey into the history of Maori kai. Traditional knowledge and a hands on approach to hunter gathering, pre European, diet and cooking methods.

Hole in One Challenge
Located in the first car park on the lake front. Operating for 15 years the excitement is huge as we average a Hole in One every 2 weeks. Crowds gather every day as golfers and non-golfers try their luck.

Hukafalls Jet
Hukafalls Jet in Taupo, offers a unique combination of excitement and natural beauty. A 30-minute thrilling jet boat ride in the hands of a down-to-earth, funny professional jet boat driver.

Taupo Bungy
Join thousands of jumpers from around the world that have taken the plunge with Taupo Bungy. Located just minutes from town and in the Waikato River valley upstream of Huka Falls. Special jump prices available


Explore our volcanic zone

The Lake Taupo region is part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. A volcanic wonderland stretching from White Island to the Tongariro National Park. Within this area you’ll see spectacular steaming cliffs, geysers, boiling lakes, bubbling mud pools and floating rocks called pumice.

Visit Orakei Korako, one of the best thermal areas left in the world or the Wairakei Terraces, a re-creation of the famous silica terraces, destroyed in a volcanic eruption.

Wairakei Terraces
Experience a ‘Look back in time’ to the geothermal wonderland and traditional Maori village life of our people. Amidst a setting of terraces, mud pools, geysers and sacred healing spa, we invite you to share our stories and Maori legends

Craters of the Moon (Karapiti)
An area of thermal activity with boiling mud pools and steam vents. Information kiosk and shop on site.

A C Baths
Lake Taupo’s premier hot thermal pools! Poolside cafe, private mineral pools with personal garden, 2 hydro slides, indoor/outdoor active leisure pool, indoor competition pool, outdoor training pool, sauna and covered learn to swim pool.

Volcanic Activity Centre
Explore the mysteries of the Taupo Volcanic Zone with a visit to the Volcanic Activity Centre 6 kms north of Taupo. Learn the secrets of our local volcanoes and geothermal areas by experiencing the interactive and educational displays and films.