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Family mini break in Taupo

Take a mini break to Taupo with the kids and explore the highlights while creating lasting family memories. This three night, four day package can be taken mid week or over a weekend (subject to availability) and incorporates hot pools, scenic cruises and family biking fun along the iconic Huka Trails.

  • From $950 Based on a family of two adults and two kids.

This family mini break package is based on a family of two adults and two kids:

Package available for travel until 25 September 2020.


Your family mini break to Taupo

Day one

Take a scenic drive to Taupo today and check in to your accommodation at Voyager Apartments, your home away from home for the next few days. This afternoon stroll the short distance to the lake front to admire the view of Lake Taupo. Download the Bird app and grab some Glow e-scooters for a carefree ride along the lake front, taking in the #LOVETAUPO sign on the way. The epic view out across the lake to the majestic mountains of the UNESCO dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park makes quite the backdrop for today's adventures! 

Day two

Enjoy a relaxing start to your day with breakfast at one of the many cafes either in the town centre or on the lake front. Then head down to Taupo's boat harbour to board your scenic cruise. 

Chris Jolly Outdoors will take you around the northern bays of Lake Taupo then out to the iconic Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings with an interactive and informative commentary along the way. The spectacular artwork stands 14 metres high and is only accessible by water. Take the perfect family portrait in front of these impressive carvings, before meeting the local wildlife as the ducks fly in for a snack. On the way back to the boat harbour the kids can learn the art of manouvering this impressive vessel directly from the skipper as he talks them through the skills required, and may even let them take the helm!

Upon returning to dry land, grab some lunch in town before taking a stroll to the famous Huka Falls. Start your afternoon walk at Spa Park, where the kids can play on the playground before heading down to Otumuheke Stream, a natural hot pool perched on the banks of the Waikato River. The riverside walkway will take you along the banks of the river before reaching the mighty Huka Falls. You will hear these thundering rapids long before you see them as nearly a quarter of million litres of water a second erupts from a natural gorge and over the 11 metre high falls.   

 

 

Day three

This morning visit the Wairakei Tourist Park with their range of activities to be experienced.  

Collect your hire e-bikes from the team at Four B, grab a map and some recommendations and take to the trails that traverse the mighty Waikato River. An optional trailer is available those for younger children!

Traverse the Aratiatia Dam Trails, a Grade 2-3 loop track that will take you to the Aratiatia Dam. Time your ride to view the impressive dam release that takes place daily at 10.00am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm, then time permitting, head into the Craters Mountain Bike Park to explore the trails through the forest. 

At the conclusion of your ride visit Huka Honey Hive with its range of honey, mead and cosmetic products and let the kids learn about the fascinating world of the honeybee.  

Take a late lunch of fish and chips down to the lake front this afternoon, letting the kids paddle their feet in the warm stream and rock pools at hot water beach, before heading up to Taupo DeBretts Thermal Spa. This evening will see you relaxing in thermal mineral waters as the kids play in the warm water playground. For extra thrills, upgrade your pass to include the warm water slides.

 

Day four

This morning there's time for one more adventure before you hit the road and begin your journey home.

Take the family to a geothermal wonderland that resembles an incredible lunar landscape. Craters of the Moon Thermal Walkway will have the family amazed as you wander past steaming craters, bubbling vents and spectacular coloured soils. 

This is the perfect way to conclude your Taupo adventure and capture that last photo of the family memories from your exciting mini break.

Fill the form below and the i-SITE team will be in touch to discuss your requirements and finalise your booking. 

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