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Your travel plans may be on hold, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a travel escape to Taupo! We've pulled together some 360 degree VR experiences and videos that will inspire a sense of wanderlust and have you dreaming of travel for when the time is right.

Love Taupo Roadtrip

There's nothing better than a New Zealand road trip. Take a glimpse at Taupo through the eyes of Bare Kiwi. 

Love Spring Love Taupo

It's tough to pick a favourite, but spring might just be the perfect season to visit Taupo! 

Bas and Vaea discover epic Taupo trails

Recently Bike Taupo hosted international mountain bike legend Bas van Steenbergen and current Queen of Crankworx and 3x Canadian DH National Champion Vaea Verbeeck for an epic few days riding in Taupo New Zealand. In between trails, they threw themselves off a ledge, soaked in hot pools and experienced Taupo’s apres-bike scene! Here’s what they got up to…

Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival

The first street art festival of its kind in New Zealand, Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival captures the diversity of mural painting practice in New Zealand, and what’s new and relevant in global urban culture. Graffiato's ever-expanding portfolio of over 85 murals brings transformation, wonder and vibrancy to the urban lane ways and streets they inhabit. Even locals continue to find surprises hidden away down these charming back alleys. 

Seeking a thrill?

Raft the Tongariro River

Check out this 360 VR experience of rafting the Tongariro River with Tongariro River Rafting in Turangi. 

Skydive in Taupo 

Want to experience what it's like to go skydiving? Get yourself fully immersed in the experience from the plane ride to the freefall, to the sweet sweet feeling of landing back on the ground after your parachute ride with Taupo Tandem Skydiving.

Taupo cliffhanger extreme swing

Experience the fun and thrills of the Taupō Swing – an exhilarating giant swing over the Waikato River. With speeds of up to 70kph, this full-on ride will have you soaring through the air before swooping out across the river. Swing solo - or with a friend, either way it’s something you’ll want to do again, and again, and again…

Taupo bungy

Toes over the edge, you’re about to leap from New Zealand’s only cliff-top Bungy. The cantilever platform positions you high out and over the crystal clear waters of the Waikato River – where you can jump solo or tandem with a friend. Choose to be dunked or go dry, however you take the plunge, this is an adrenaline-fuelled thrill you’ll never forget.

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