Things to do

What makes Taupō so special? It’s harder to know where to stop than where to start. Spectacular natural landscapes unlike those found anywhere else in the world, including crystal-clear lakes and unique geothermal hot-spots

A huge range of family attractions for adults and kids, adventure and adrenaline activities, as well as peaceful nature-based experiences that will get you back in touch with the real world. A rich cultural history and locals who love to share it with visitors. And beautiful places to stay that range from lakeside camping grounds and award-winning bed and breakfasts to luxury lodges and hotels. All this means there’s never a shortage of things to do and see in Taupō… making it one of the best holiday destinations in New Zealand.

Seasonal deals

  • Family Tongariro National Trout Centre Pass

    2 x Adults entry and 2 x Kids Fishing passes. Kids fishing gear & instructor included. Fillet & wood smoke your catch afterwards!

    NZD $84 - save 30% Valid during school holidays. Fishing is strictly 5-16 yr olds. More info 
  • Early bird Big Sky Parasail Special

    Early riser? Join us before 11am and receive a $10 discount! Be sure to make a booking as seats go quickly!

    $10 off pp Depart at 8am or 9am depending on time of year. Booking essential. More info 
  • Taupō Tandem Skydive

    Valentine's Day Skydive Special

    Be bold this Valentine's Day! Skydive from 18,500 ft and save $100 when you purchase a Selfie Camera Package. You’ll capture every scream and every smile while freefalling for up to 75 seconds.

    $100 off T&Cs: $100 off only valid with 18,500 ft skydive Ace or Pro camera packages. Not valid with any other offer. Promotion runs from 3-17 Feb. More info 
  • Adrift Tongariro Guiding

    Premium Tongariro Alpine Crossing package

    Experience New Zealand’s best day one-day walk. Package includes professional alpine guide/s, transport, lunch, $40 of clothing and footwear hire.

    NZD $ 255pp Terms & conditions apply More info 

Must do's in Taupō

To help you plan your trip, here's a list of the best Taupō attractions and activities based on TripAdvisor reviews. 


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