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10 unique gift ideas from whānau adventures to romantic getaways

It's the gift-giving season. But nothing is more thoughtful than giving an adventure to experience together.

After all, time together is the epitome of the holiday season! Whether it's a family reunion, friends-cation or couple's getaway, meeting in the middle has never been easier. Between its beautiful landscapes and central location, the Taupō region is a go-to destination.

We’re sharing 10 unique gift vouchers from some of Taupō’s paramount activities and packages to inspire your holiday spirit. So, you can spend more time with those you love right in the heart of this place.

Give the gift of:

Give the gift of Adventure: 

Free-falling over indescribable views with Taupō Tandem Skydive

Help your loved one finally take the leap and discover Lake Taupō, Tongariro National Park, and Mount Tauhara like never before! Trust us; they’ll thank you as they float back down to earth, taking in the indescribable views. To free-fall into a wow-worthy experience, there's a range of sky-diving gift vouchers.

Gift a sky-high adventure

Adventuring into ancient landscapes with Adrift Tongariro

Have an outdoor enthusiast in your life that already has all the gadgets and gizmos? How about gifting them the adventure of a lifetime with Adrift Tongariro? They’ll trek into Tongariro National Park's enchanting world, learning from expert guides. Choose between the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing guided tour, the epic Crater Lake hike, accommodation packages and more!

Shop for my outdoor enthusiast

Prawning around at the Huka Prawn Park

This season showcases the importance of family and spending time together. So, whether it’s your whānau or someone else’s, Huka Prawn Park is the place for fantastic family memories. It’s unforgettable, from racing around the water playground, paddling in boat-sized swans, and enjoying the only Riverside Restaurant.

Get the family together

Give the gift of Escape: 

Relaxing along the Waikato River with Taupō Kayak Adventures

Taupō has some of the most beautiful waterways. So why not explore the Waikato River, its volcanic cliffs, and brilliantly-coloured water? Paddle along prime swimming spots and natural hot springs for a scenic afternoon kayak trip on the iconic Waikato River Float.

Present a guided tour for your partner or the whole family from TKA!

Float along Taupō’s beauty

Cruising the lake on Kindred Spirit

Taupō is home to one of the most culturally-significant and beautiful art carvings right on the face of the lake. Cruising to the Ngātoroirangi Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings and learning about its deep history is a Taupō must. Not to mention the cozy seating, atmospheric sailboat, refreshing treats and incredibly beautiful views!

Gift this ultimate Taupō must-do on a cruisy sailboat, Kindred Spirit, for an evening of amazing sunsets or an afternoon of refreshing swims. Purchase this lake getaway for any value and no expiration date!

Gift this restorative must-do

One-of-a-kind experience with Doughboats Lake Taupō

This is truly a unique experience and the only kind in New Zealand. Cruise along the lake, jump out for a swim and enjoy doughnuts or pizza in a funky doughboat. Each doughboat has Bluetooth audio, easy swimming access and incredible scenic views.

Renting a Doughboat with their gift vouchers is a cute date idea, a memorable family moment, or a fun outing with friends!

Experience Lake Taupō in a Doughboat

Jetting across the Waikato River with Rapids Jet

For amusement park lovers or rollercoaster fanatics, this will take their love to the next level.

Imagine their faces as they “surf” on the Ngā Awa Purua Rapids, squeeze along the narrowest spot for the Waikato River, and 360 spin on geothermal water! The gift pass from Rapids Jet is for the thrill-seeker we all know.

Get a wild ride with Rapids Jet

Give the gift of Luxury:

Experiencing first-class hospitality at Whakaipo Lodge

Treat a loved one to the ultimate stay in the beautiful Whakaipo Bay. If you’re lucky perhaps they’ll take you along. Whakaipo Lodge is where care and luxury meet with this award-winning B&B. Give any inclusive packages, from a stay & private fishing charter to bike shuttles on their Great Lake Trail Luxury Package. Whichever experience you choose for them, they will surely love it.

Book them in for an all-inclusive package

Lakeside luxury at The Reef Resort

Whether you're looking to give a lakeside stay or create a customizable package, The Reef Resort is the perfect place. Purchase a certain amount on the gift voucher and add a dinner voucher, cruise on Lake Taupō or kayak trip. It’s the ultimate gift for summer. For those asking for a bit of R&R, these lakeside apartments are just what they need!

I know who needs some R&R 

Scenic views and spas at Boulevard Waters

A loved one needing a getaway to unwind? Boulevard Waters is where they can experience scenic lakefront views, simple indulgence and self-care. With Boulevard Waters’ lakefront spa rooms, they can luxuriate in private courtyards and lakefront sunset views. Or relax in their own private spa bath.

Gift a restoring holiday 


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