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Whether your pace is more of a leisurely cruise on the lake or wander in the outdoors or around a golf course, or hitting max velocity on a jet boat or mountain bike, there are plenty of sensational adventures to choose from that make Taupo the ultimate destination for memorable business events and out-of-office escapes.
For an action-packed adrenaline fix, Taupo has a vast array of adventurous activity options on offer for small to medium groups. Take a leap of faith and do a bungy jump or rope swing over the mighty Waikato River with AJ Hackett Taupo Bungy & Swing, best enjoyed tandem. Get back to ground level and test your problem-solving skills with teamwork at Confinement Escape Rooms Taupo, or jump on a jet boat with Rapids Jet or Hukafalls Jet for high-speed action-packed fun on the water.
With more time up your sleeve, hit a high with unbeatable views as you skydive above Lake Taupo with Taupo Tandem Skydiving. If you’re happier with two feet on the ground, challenge your group to an Ambrose golf tournament on Wairakei Resort’s 9-hole course, or explore a 169-acre geothermal property by foot or bike, with a Segway course along the way. Head to the lake for a yacht match race with Taupo Sailing Adventures or relax aboard an eco-educational lake cruise on Sail Barbary.
For larger group sizes or longer timeframes take a scenic lakeside drive to Turangi with Nimons & Sons and go whitewater rafting with Tongariro River Rafting! Learn about the rare and endangered native duck, the Whio, and get hands-on maintaining the essential defence line to protect this native bird. There’s a huge range of other activities to add to your Turangi trip, with mountain biking, raft fishing, paintball and even an overnight Wilderness e-Biking Adventure to choose from.
With trails galore, FourB Mountain Biking customise mountain bike trips to your group size and whatever length of time you have available. Grab some bikes and hit the Great Lake Trails, Timber Trail, Huka Falls River Trail or Craters Mountain Bike Park, and add on a scenic boat trip to wind down and cap off the day. Dial things up for the group and hire bikes for team challenges or races, or head to the Wairakei Tourist Park for a bunch of exciting and fun group-based activities.
Adventure continues in Taupo as the sun sets behind the mountains. Entertain your group on a private evening cruise or set them out to catch ‘the big one’ by trout fishing at dusk. Take a sunset kayak adventure on Lake Taupo or stargaze lakeside or from a natural geothermal hot pool. Take your tastebuds on an adventure by exploring the Friday Night Market at Wairakei Resort or head to one of the great bars in the town centre before resting up for the next day of new adventures.