Family Attractions In Taupo

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.


A weekly Market event - every Saturday rain or shine for the freshest produce, the coolest crafts, the yummiest food - just sit and soak up the atmosphere.

The idea is to showcase NZ-made brought to you by chefs, growers, artists and artisans - presented to you in a relaxed, inspiring and friendly environment.
To create an event that the people of Taupo can be proud of and all tourists consider a 'must visit'.
Organised to catch up with your friends, meet the locals, chat with the stall-holders.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


K2 is a 6 metre Ramco boat, powered by quiet, fume-free Twin Honda 90 engines. Fish in comfort. This boat is ideal for couples or a family to charter. It is surveyed for 5 passengers, but for total comfort a maximum of 4 Adults is recommended. Onboard facilities include a toilet, fully enclosed canopy for all weather conditions and tea and coffee making facilities. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments and food. We supply life jackets and all safety equipment.


Huka Honey Hive is an institution in the Taupo region having operated from its current site in the Wairakei Park for the past 22 years. Huka Honey Hive boasts New Zealand's largest showcase of honey products and is OPEN 7 days from 9 am - 5 pm in summer and from 10am - 5 pm in winter. ENTRY IS FREE.


Lava Glass, Glass Blowing Studio, Gallery and Café is the latest tourist attraction to come to Taupo, New Zealand. Lava Glass offers a unique opportunity to view the captivating process of Glass Blowing. In the gallery studio you can watch Lynden Over and his team at work producing all sorts of creative designs which are changing daily.


There is so much to see and do at the Trout Centre.
- You can see and feed wild Trout in their natural environment.
- Our Visitor Centre is the home of our extensive collection of Taupo and freshwater fishing memorabilia.
- A highlight of your visit will be viewing many of New Zealand's native fresh water fish in our Genesis Energy Fresh Water Aquarium.


Come and explore a world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest and most amazing silica terraces in the world. Orakei Korako boasts the most active geysers of any geothermal park in New Zealand. Up to 23 active natural geysers play freely through the area, which is constantly changing. Marvel at the number of boiling hot springs and the vibrant colours all around you, or take a native bushwalk through this untouched geothermal paradise. The Lonely Planet Guide describes Orakei Korako as "...arguably the best thermal area left in New Zealand".


Taupo Golf Club offers golfers a unique golfing experience with two 18 hole golf courses on offer year round, along with modern facilities and services to provide you with a wonderful golfing experience in Taupo. Taupo Golf Club courses are located close to Taupo township and situated in a mature park setting amongst thermal activity and under the eye of Mt Tauhara.

Plan your holiday with us

We have accommodation options to suit all types of travellers. We are located close to Taupo city centre, and we are right on the edge of Lake Taupo, giving you direct lake access.

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Two Mile Bay,
 phone(+67 378 3774)

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