Local Activities In Taupō

Lake Taupō offers fun for everyone. Toddlers and children enjoy splashing around in the shallows while adults love boating, fishing and simply enjoying the Taupō sunshine. From sunset dips with fish and chips to cycling along the lakefront, you’ll never be short of things to do when you stay with us beside the lake.


  • Try fishing on the Lake or Rivers – Taupō has the best trout fishing in New Zealand!
  • Hire a paddle boarding or kayaking or take a guided tour
  • Get your adrenaline rush from sky diving or doing a bungee jump
  • Glide across the lake on a jetboat, yacht, cruise, fishing charter or parasailing experience
  • Elevate your heart rate by white water rafting, raft fishing, or multi-day raft adventures
  • Walk, hike, or mountain bike our many local trails
  • Take a dip in the thermal pools – natural streams, spas, or thermal resorts
  • Take a tour or out to the Ngatoroirangi Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings
  • Nip down to Mount Ruapehu for a fun day of skiing or snowboarding


mountain biking taupo


Huka Falls


Family Fun

  • Entertain the kids on a warm day at Huka Prawn Park
  • Challenge yourself with indoor rock climbing
  • Take a float with a family-friendly rafting tour
  • Have a splash at AC Baths Hot Pools
  • On a rainy day, entertain the kids with a film at Starlight Cinema
  • Combine science with fun at Turangi’s Volcanic Activity Centre
  • Experience the phenomenon of the Huka Falls on the popular river cruise
  • Have a day in the snow with some winter skiing, snowboarding or sledding


Art, Culture and Entertainment

  • Discover the local culture at New Zealand Maori Creations
  • Get a coffee and walk through the Lava Glass Studio, Gallery, and Sculpture Garden
  • Go sightseeing on the Māori Carvings Sailing Tour
  • Gallery hop the Wildwood Gallery, Taupō Art Gallery, Pihanga Art Gallery, Red Rock Gallery,
  • ZeaYou Gallery
  • Wander through the popular weekend Taupō Market
  • Visit the Spring annual street art festival celebrating different artists
  • Get your retail theapy fix at Taupō’s many boutique shops


maori carvings sailing tour


steamy DeBretts Spa



  • Relax and have a soak at steamy DeBretts Spa Report or Otumuheke spa park
  • Find your inner peace with some relaxing yoga or couples’ massages
  • Treat your loved one to a romantic meal at one of our many fine dining restaurants
  • Take an evening cruise on the lake and experience the sights at sunset