Native Xperience

Lake Taupo

Welcome to Native Xperience on the shores of Lake Taupo. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as our packages are hands on and are limited to small groups from a guided fishing tour, a fun packed day of Maori Arts & Crafts or our Mahi Kai package.

Enjoy a 4 hour fishing tour with Native Xperience. Tye your own lures and use them to catch your fish. Go fishing in the pristine waters of the famous Waitahanui River while you learn about the history of this land and enjoy the natural setting this beautiful place has to offer. Choose a fun packed day of Maori Arts & Crafts and make your own little taonga (treasure) from harakeke (flax) to take with you. Learn a Waiata (Maori song) that you can share. Experience the use of Rongoa Maori (Maori medicine) and have a go at making rongoa balms. Everyone gets to eat hangi when they visit New Zealand but you can experience making your own rock hangi and learn the knowledge of how our people gathered, stored, preserved and prepared our food.

Opening times

Business hours
8.30am to 4.30pm
Months of operation
All Year


$199 - $700 (Adult)

All customers must wear appropriate outdoor footwear and bring a waterproof jacket on tours.

+64 27 216 6444
Physical address:
Native Xperience
State Highway 1, Waitahanui, Taupo
Lake Taupo
New Zealand