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A family holiday everyone will love

Be inspired by these itineraries, perfect for families with both older and younger kids (ages 5-16). Use these half to full-day adventures (activities are close distance) to make your summer holiday effortless and full of fun!

Gems in the Broadlands

Ōrakei Kōrako Cave & Thermal Park

Venture into an off-the-beaten-track excursion with other-worldly colours, silica terraces and bubbling geothermal mud. A short ferry ride and the trails will take one hour to see the whole park. But stay longer and witness the active geysers erupting from epic viewing platforms.

Family and Dog at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park

Timberline Huskies Kennels & Tour

This is one that surely the whole family can’t help but love! Visit the Timberline Huskies Tour and Kennels for a dog-lovers dream experience. Learn about the history of huskies, watch the huskies race live in action, and then have cuddle time!

Places of interest

Orakei Korako Cave & Geothermal Park

Timberline Racing Siberian Huskies Kennel and Tours

Tongariro adventure

Tongariro National Trout Centre 

The kids will have a few fishing tales after a day at the Tongariro National Trout Centre. During the school holidays, advanced and beginner anglers (ages 3-18) learn how to cast, catch their own rainbow trout and enjoy it freshly cooked and smoked.

Tongariro Mountain Bikes

Rent mountain bikes or ebikes for a family-friendly ride through the 15 km, Grade 2 loop at the Tongariro River Trail. Journey past sweeping riverside views, splashing trout, scenic swing bridges and rare whio. It's an optimal ride for both older and younger riders.

Places of interest

Tongariro Mountain Bikes

Tongariro River Trail

Tongariro National Trout Centre

Ultimate scenic summer

Kefi at The Hub 

Right across from the Craters MTB carpark and a 1-minute drive from Huka Falls, Kefi at The Hub is a bike-friendly and family-friendly spot for a hearty breakfast or lunch. Their breakfast classics like the My Big Fat Greek Breakfast and French Toast will keep everyone satisfied and happy!

Huka Falls 

“Huka” in Te Reo Māori means snow, foam or froth. Once you see the majestic Huka Falls, you’ll understand why. Its beautiful colors and thundering power are indescribable. Park in the carpark for a quick visit or take a long beautiful walk (1-2 hour one-way) to Spa Thermal Park.

Family at Huka Falls Taupo - by Todd Eyre

Places of interest

Spa Thermal Park to Huka Falls walk

Huka Falls Lookout Walk

Kefi at the Hub

Craters Mountain Bike Park

Perfect side to summer

Whakamoenga Point

Whakamoenga Point is a local favourite. Its volcanic rocks and epic lake views make it a prime swimming and picnicking spot. Jump, soak and watch the cruise boats go by for an afternoon of unforgettable fun.

Family and dog at Whakamoenga Point - Rangatira Point Track, Lake Taupo

Dixie Brown's 

Hearty breakfasts, delicious range of dinner options and a decadent dessert window, Dixie Brown’s is a family favourite for whatever time of day. Relish in its upgraded outdoor dining area for a lakefront meal.

Places of interest

Dixie Browns

Rangatira Point Track

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