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Family fun, perfect for preteens and teens

Be inspired by these itineraries, perfect for preteens and teens (ages 10-18). Use these half to full-day adventures (activities are close distance) to make your holiday effortless and full of fun!

Gateway to the Tongariro

Tongariro River Rafting 

Paddle through Taupō backcountry waters and scenic wilderness together. Bond as the whānau races through gentle currents and splashing rapids on the Tongariro River. TRR's trained guides calm any first-time nerves and share about the incredible wildlife along the way! 

Rust Burger Bar

With all that family bonding, everyone will work up an appetite. In Tūrangi’s towncentre, Rust Burger Bar serves up yummy burgers, fries and sharing plates. Live music on weekends makes it an impeccable place to relive your day of adventure.

Places of interest

Rust Restaurant

Tongariro River Rafting

Family Fun Rafting with Tongariro River Rafting

Discover Lake Taupō

Taupō combos

A summer package with two of Taupō’s must-do water activities! Cruise to the Ngātoroirangi Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings on the Cruise Cat. Then race and 360-spin in the only jetboat splashing right in front of Huka Falls. A family pass is only $424 for 2 sensational experiences!

Taupō Watersports

Up for more adventure? Tour Lake Taupō on a jetski! These jet skis are like no other. This technology allows you to be your own tour guide, creating an exclusive jet ski experience. Must be 18 years old to rent or drive, or 1 adult and 1 child are permitted to go out together.

Places of interest

Taupo Watersports - Jet Ski Hire

Taupo Classic Combo

An afternoon escape

Confinement Escape Rooms -Taupō 

If you want to enjoy the sun and explore Taupō town, book a Confinement Scavenger Hunt. Make core memories together, racing to find clues and unlock everything through the towncentre!

Jimmy Coops Lakehouse

Enjoy the new lakeside dining at Jimmy Coops Lakehouse! There’s nothing like a summer evening with family, lakefront views, ginormous burgers (try the Coops Classic) and refreshing drinks.

Places of interest

Jimmy Coops Lakehouse

Confinement Escape Rooms Taupo

Sailing over the lake

Big Sky Parasail 

After spending the day swimming, it's incredible to see the lake views, Taupō town, and nearby mountains from above. Both thrilling and relaxing, everyone can experience it together on a tandem or triple flight. 

Lake Taupō Hole in One Challenge

Grab a bucket and hit golf balls onto a floating pontoon for the ultimate prize at the Lake Taupō Hole in One Challenge! The golf range on Lake Taupō is fun; the $10,000 prize is just extra. During summer, night golf adds an exciting element to the challenge.

Places of interest

Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge

Big Sky Parasail

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