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Adrenaline activities in Taupo

New Zealanders are renowned for going to extreme lengths to get an adrenaline buzz (this is the country where commercial bungy-jumping was invented, after all). And Taupo is ground zero for every activity that a thrill-seeker could wish to try.

Set off on alpine adventures in volcanic mountains, discover the mighty Tongariro and Waikato rivers and the largest freshwater lake in Australasia (plus more than 20 other lakes), thundering waterfalls and ancient native bush, and all the adrenaline that comes with such an epic landscape.

 

Hurl yourself from a skydive plane to get the most boast-worthy view of the entire region – from the mountains across the lake and out to the coast. Leap from the highest water-touch bungy platform in the country and take a dip in the clear waters of the Waikato River. You can hurtle down slopes on snowboards or toboggans, zoom across rivers in a jet boat, bounce through rapids on a white water raft, race V8 supercars or judder along bush tracks in a quad bike – if you’ve got the nerve, Taupo has the test for it.

 

Adrenaline activities in Taupo

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  • Skydiving

    Taupo Tandem Skydiving

    Located in the Central North Island of New Zealand, we are situated on the shores of majestic Lake Taupo, overlooking the mountains of Tongariro National Park. Experience the stunning scenery from up to 18,500ft with New Zealand's original drop zone.

    $199 - $499 Book now
  • Jet boating

    New Zealand River Jet

    At New Zealand River Jet we specialise in the extra ordinary jet boating experience. With tours ranging from 1 hour to 5.5 hours, we offer our clients the opportunity to experience a true, kiwi, iconic adventure.

    $125 - $225
  • Bungy

    The Big Splash

    The Big Splash is about being wet in the summer and cool in the winter, by doing a wicked combination of bungy jumping and rafting. With two locally owned and operated companies, we offer an action-packed day, that's on the wild side!

    $270 Book now
  • Skydiving

    Duck'n'Dive - Rafting and Skydiving

    Experience NZ's finest scenery from the air and on the water! The Duck & Dive combo gives you the chance to skydive and raft in two of the most beautiful spots in the Central North Island.

    $365 Book now
  • Miscellaneous madness

    AJ Hackett Swing Taupo

    The ultimate cliff-top rope Swing! Located at the Taupō Bungy site, this exhilarating ride offers participants a feet-first alternative, with all the excitement of freefall.

    $160 Book now
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