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What to See and Do in

Taupo

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WAIRAKEI TERRACES & THERMAL HEALTH SPA

Wairakei Terraces is located at Wairakei on the Thermal Explorer Highway, just 5 minutes north of Lake Taupo in the central North Island of New Zealand. We are adjacent to State Highway 1 and 5, bordering the Geothermal Steamfield and across the Road from Wairakei Resort Hotel.

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Packrafting New Zealand

When it comes to outdoor adventure, we hate to choose between things. Thankfully, packrafts keep us from having to! We think you just can't beat the mix of hiking, climbing, camping and paddling that these little boats make possible.

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Tongariro Expeditions

Tongariro Expeditions is New Zealand's leading shuttle service operator for the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

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Tongariro River Rafting

Tongariro River Rafting offers one of the best rafting adventures in New Zealand. The rapids are Grade 3, ideal for expert or first-time rafters alike.

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Canoe and Kayak Taupo

Explore Taupo's beautiful lakes and rivers by kayak with Taupo's Specialist Kayaking Company - Canoe and Kayak Taupo. Join us on an unforgetable guided kayak tour to the Maori Carvings, float down the scenic Waikato River or try trout fishing while Kayaking.

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Chris Jolly Outdoors

Chris Jolly Outdoors have been operating on and around Lake Taupo for over 30 years. This is a family run business that has grown and diversified over time without losing that personal touch.

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Craters of the Moon

The Craters of the Moon (COM) geothermal walkway wanders through a weird, other-worldy, landscape featuring bubbling craters and steaming vents. This low-key geothermal attraction is run by a charitable trust.

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Ernest Kemp

WINTER SPECIAL- MATES RATES $80 for 2 ADULTS includes A COMPLIMENTARY TEA, COFFEE, HOT CHOCOLATE, COOKIES, SPECIAL!!! EXTRA CRUISE 12.30PM 1.5 HOURS ADULTS $35 CHILD $10 CHILDREN RECEIVE AN ERNEST KEMP WHEEL CERTIFICATE.

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Formula Challenge

Race a Formula Challenge V8 Race Car on Taupo's newly refurbished state of the art track, then climb into the cockpit of a single seater race car for some Formula style fun. Not one, but two driving adventures, combine for the ultimate day behind the wheel on the country's new premier race track.

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Great Lake Shuttles

Great Lake Shuttles provides Mountain Bike Trail Shuttle services to Mountain Bike trails around the Taupo area and Further afield (Depending on numbers). WE all also have Mountain Bikes available for Hire.

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Hukafalls Jet

Hukafalls Jet in Taupo, offers a unique combination of excitement and natural beauty. A 30-minute thrilling jet boat ride in the hands of a down-to-earth, funny professional jet boat driver who can make a jet boat do things you would never believe possible.

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Native Xperience

Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and retreat to the serene setting on the eastern shores of Lake Taupo in the small settlement of Waitahanui. Waitahanui is located 11 kilometres from Taupo Township and just an hour away from the whakapapa ski fields and the Dual Heritage Tongariro National Park.

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New Zealand Riverjet 2004 LTD

We are conveniently located between Taupo and Rotorua, only around 30 to 40 minutes drive from either location. Our jet boating base is on the corner of State Highway 5 and Tutukau Road (beside the Waikato River). We are situated 44 kms from Rotorua and 34 kms from Taupo right on the Highway.

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Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

Situated just 25 minutes north of Taupo and 45 minutes south of Rotorua nestled on the shores of Lake Ohakuri lies “ The Hidden Valley “ of Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park. Orakei Korako translated means “The Place of Adorning”.

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Rafting New Zealand Adventure Centre

Kia Ora and welcome to White Water World,Rafting New Zealand's Taupo Base and home to the worlds first 4D White Water Cinema Adventure.

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Rapid Sensations Adventures

With Rapid Sensations and Kayaking Kiwi you will experience the Central North Island's Outdoor Playground. Kayak on Lake Taupo's fresh clear waters to the Maori Rock Carvings, or, join us for a scenic Kayak Kruise down the Waikato River, with a stop at the natural hot springs.

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Rapids Jet

Set in the beautiful Aratiatia Scenic Reserve is New Zealand's premier white water Jet Boat ride. Rapids Jet boat the biggest rapids for commercial Jet Boating in New Zealand and make it look easy.

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Sail Barbary

The beautiful panoramic views of Great Lake Taupo... There’s no better way to experience this natural wonder than on the water itself. For a truly unique sailing experience – Sail Barbary to the Maori Rock Carvings.

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Sail Fearless Maori Rock Carvings Tours

Come on board Fearless for simply the best sailing experience on Great Lake Taupo. This is the more intimate cruise option to the famous Maori Rock carvings, with sleek lines and a maximum of only 18 passengers.

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Skydive Taupo

Skydive Taupo is based 7 minutes south of the centre of Taupo township nestled on the edge of our beautiful Great Lake Taupo.

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Taupo Bungy

Located on the Waikato River upstream from the world re-nowned Huka Falls, Taupo Bungy is a spectacularly scenic site. At 47 metres high, this is NZ's highest water touch bungy.

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Taupo Cliffhanger

Catch your breath as you freefall only metres from the cliff on this extreme swing. Arc up to 180 degrees over the crystal clear waters of the mighty Waikato River. Situated on Taupo Bungy's site this extreme swing is a sure thrill pleaser.

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Taupo Kayak Adventures

Taupo Kayaking Adventures (TKA) specialises in guided kayaking on New Zealand's largest fresh water lake, Lake Taupo.

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Taupo Mountain Bike Hire

Taupo Mountain Bike Hire Huka Falls is the only bike hire company located right in the heart of Taupo's most popular trails, which cater for all skill levels from beginner riders through to the more advanced.

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Taupo Tandem Skydiving

TAUPO TANDEM SKYDIVING is the original and currently the largest Tandem operation in New Zealand and the world. Located in New Zealand, Central North Island, Taupo, we are situated on the shores of Lake Taupo in the beautiful volcanic plateau of the Tongariro National Park.

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Taupo Wake Park

Need a boat to wakeboard right? WRONG! Come and visit the crew at Taupo's Anarchy Wakeboarding Park, an overhead cable to tow you around our man made pond.

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Taupos Floatplane

Taupo's Floatplane offers a range of Floatplane tours over New Zealand's World Heritage Tongariro National Park (including Mount Ruapehu), Volcanic Plateau, Lake Taupo, the many sparkling lakes of Rotorua and White Island - with vistas so breathtaking they will never be forgotten.

Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake, is set against the stunning background of volcanic mountains, waterfalls, lush native forest and geothermal activity with geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools.

Taupo is a great lake for water-skiing, sailing and kayaking. The Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay, which can only be seen from the water, make for a great boat trip. The forests surrounding the lake offer hiking and mountain biking to suit all levels of experience.

Taupo offers world class trout fishing, boating, whitewater rafting and jet boating in the surrounding rivers, and just north of Lake Taupo you'll find New Zealand's most visited attraction, the magnificent Huka Falls, where more than 220,000 litres of water thunder over the cliff face every second.

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