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Lake Taupo New Zealand Activities and Attractions

Taupo is a busy holiday destination with bustling cafes and restaurants, dramatic mountain views and a beautiful clean fresh water lake. Taupo offers a range of sights and activities to suit all budgets and many interests. If you haven't been to Lake Taupo lately or are yet to experience this fabulous destination, come and take a look at what is on offer. Whether it's a quick break or an extended family vacation, you'll find plenty of great holiday ideas in Taupo. From Taupo you can access a number of regions for a daytrip.

Water Activities

Being the largest lake in Australasia, Lake Taupo is naturally loaded with various water activities and all sorts of things to do in and on the water. Lake Taupo is known over the globe for it's all season trout fishing. You can experience jetboating, rafting, kayaking, scenic cruising, diving and a number of different water sports out on the lake and up the mighty rivers.
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Adventure Activities

Looking for that big adventure? Keen for that adrenaline rush? You’ve come to the right place! You can appreciate the awesome view of Lake Taupo and its volcano's, forests, and mountains from the air in our famous floatplane, aeroplane or helicopter. You may choose to take to the sky for a scenic flight, hunting or fishing or be more adventurous by sky diving.
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Biking and Cycling

Come to the Great Lake Taupo region and experience some world-renowned bike trails, ranging from gentle to heart pumping. People love mountain biking in New Zealand and Taupo's free-draining soil conditions mean the many Great Lake Taupo mountain biking trails can be ridden year-round. Yup, limited muddy bogs!
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Walking and Hiking

If walking or hiking is your thing, you’re in the right place. The Taupo district boasts some of the best walks and hiking trails in the world. With a backdrop of mountains, lakes and forests you can expect some great short and long walks, as well as overnight or multi-day options. Further out of town tracks and trails go through diverse areas of remarkable beauty; alpine terrain, lake and river trails through to areas of geothermal and significant historic importance.
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Taupo Motorsport Park has been developed as New Zealand’s premier motorsport venue. As an international qualifying race circuit and drag strip it has played host to top world motorsport events. A venue for conferences, corporate functions, driver training and race experience.
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Arts Culture Heritage

Lake Taupo has a proud history and heritage. Explore contemporary maori hosting adventure activities. Experience the culture of Taupo, its galleries, museum, cafes, restaurants, tourism, shops, and thriving business centre.

Attractions for All Ages and Interests

This region is perfect for your next family holiday offering plenty of Taupo activities for kids. With a generous helping of family and kid-friendly sights sounds and adventures, you can be assured your little ones, and bigger ones, will be in their element, and that means you will be too. Call in to meet Shawn at the regions famous Huka Prawn Park. The indoor rockwall is a fabulous option in all weather along with the stunning aquatic facilities at the AC Baths. Plenty to do come rain or shine.