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Be inspired by these family-friendly itineraries, perfect for kids ages 4-9

Use these half to full-day adventures (activities are close distance) to make your family holiday effortless and full of fun!

Wild excursions in Wairakei Tourist Park

Huka Prawn Park

Between the water trikes, paddleboards, interactive water playground, geothermal trail and more, the kids won’t want to leave. And when hunger hits, bask by the only riverside restaurant with yummy food for you and play space for the kids. A family pass is only $75 forthe whole day!

Huka Falls River Cruise

Visiting NZ’s most-visited natural attraction, Huka Falls, is a Taupō must. To see its entire spectacle on a riverboat from below is unforgettable. Sightsee along the Waikato River, then prepare for an up-close viewing of Taupō’s most beautiful natural wonder.

Lilliput Farm 

Donkeys, piglets and llamas, oh my! Lilliput Farm offers a safe and memorable hands-on animal experience for the whole family. Pet, feed and learn about cute animals while relaxing in a scenic picnic spot.

Mind Junction Activity Park 

Mind Junction’s six amaze-ing activities are where fun and science connect. Discover interactive puzzles at the Discover Centre, putt a hole-in-one at the mini golf course, solve all the clues in the outdoor maze and much more!

Places of interest

Riverside Restaurant - Huka Prawn Park

Lilliput Farm - Fun and Animal Park

Mind Junction

Huka Falls River Cruise

Huka Prawn Park

Summer day by the lake

Fish N' Chips 

Catch 22' serves traditional fish n’ chips close to Taupō towncentre; it’s the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon at the Taupō lakefront. If you’re soaking up the lake near Wharewaka Point or 5Mile Bay, Fish Box offers Kiwi takeaway classics like fish n’ chips, seafood and burgers – perfect for your summer picnic.

Taupō Pedal Boats

For a family excursion, walk or bike along the Great Lake Pathway to Wharewaka Point, complete with a swimming beach, playground and barbeque areas. Located 5 minutes before Wharewaka is Taupō Pedal Boats. Pedal along Lake Taupō’s amazing waters, where the kids can uncover its scenic shores.

 

Places of interest

The Fish Box

Taupo Pedal Boats

Family Fun at The Landing

Dropzone at The Landing 

Taupō’s newest entertainment is a mecca of fun. It’s the spot to take a break from the summer sun or enjoy an evening of fun. The trampoline park, the indoor playground, arcade games, pizza and tenpin bowling, will keep the kids entertained.

The Landing - Dropzone - Kids playing

Swingers Mini Golf

Golf your way through a detailed replica of the Taupō region! This is not your typical mini putt putt. Watch your golf ball sail through the air at the Taupō Tandem Skydive hole or ski down the Whakapapa Ski Fields.

Places of interest

Dropzone at The Landing

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