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What to do in Taupo

Lake Taupo Scenic Cruise

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Great for
  • Beaches & boats

Relax and take in the spectacular mountain views as you cruise across beautiful Lake Taupo to the famous Maori Rock Carvings on a comfortable modern catamaran. Listen to the live informative commentary from the crew as you enjoy a delicious morning tea.

From £28 per adult

Please Note: Cruise departs daily between Monday to Saturday at 10.30am and 1.30pm, and on Sundays at 1.30pm only, from Taupo Boat Harbour on Ferry Road.

Huka Falls Jet Boating

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Great for
  • Adventure

Feel the exhilaration and the power of this jetboat ride. Marvel at the incredible water level views of the spectacular Huka Falls, and enjoy the sensation as you slide past cliffs and trees at eighty kilometres per hour. Hold on tight and get ready for a 360˚ spin! Your ride takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush and natural hot springs. Continue to the very base of the Huka Falls, past the Wairakei Thermal Power Station, Prawn Park and the Aratiatia Dam. This tour is perfect for those looking for a fun packed adrenalin rush! 

From £72 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs daily (weather permitting) from your chosen Taupo Hotel or Taupo Visitor Centre, please advise your Travel Designer of a preferred departure time. Duration of tour is one hour including transfers. Minimum height restriction is one metre to participate.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is renowned as one of the best day walks in the world and, although steep in places, it is well worth the effort. The trail leads you past volcanic craters, lava flows, thermal vents and emerald lakes, offering unparalleled views over central North Island. Your expert guide will ensure you are safe at all times and will provide detailed information on both the geology and the legends that surround Tongariro National Park.

From Tongariro from £142 per adult

With transfers from Taupo from £292 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs daily at 8am from the National Park Village, transfers from Taupo are available at an additional cost. Price includes lunch and guide. Duration of tour is nine hours. Walk is not suitable for children under 12 years.

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