Water is our defining element here in Taupo, and there are so many ways to get out and about and enjoy it throughout winter. Journey through towering ancient volcanic cliffs as you float down the aquamarine waters of the Waikato River via raft or kayak – don’t worry you will be toasty warm in your wetsuit. The trip begins right in the heart of Taupo town and passes through bush clad cliffs and the natural hot springs at Otumuheke Stream in Spa Thermal Park, the perfect spot to warm up on a clear winter’s day.
Or if you are looking for something a little more adrenaline heavy, join a white-water rafting trip on the Tongariro River in Turangi and experience the rapids of the region’s famous trout fishing river, yes you will get wet, but the action will keep you warm! Taupo is also lucky to be home to three awesome jet boat operators, each providing a unique scenic experience on different parts of the Waikato River, with heated handrails to hold onto and splash jackets provided, there is no reason why you shouldn’t book a trip during your winter holiday.
From jet boating, white water rafting, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding, skydiving and bungy jumping, there is an adventure waiting for everyone this winter. There's a good reason Taupo is known for its adrenaline activities, so plan your winter road trip to the heart of the central North Island and experience winter in Taupo like no where else in the country!