Discover Taupo’s Local Attractions
534 Gillespie Place,
Tongariro Crossing Shuttle bus pick up
The track climbs the Mangatepopo valley to the saddle between Tongariro and Ngauruhoe, through South Crater before climbing again to Red Crater, the highest point on the crossing at 1,886 m.
You will then descend on a volcanic rock scree track to the vivid Emerald Lakes. After passing Blue Lake, the track sidles around the northern slope of Tongariro, then descends in a zigzag track past Ketetahi Shelter and down to the road end.
The Great Lake Taupo region has expert operators who provide transport, walking guides and weather information. They know this terrain better than anyone and their advice should be followed.
Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt St, Taupo
Sail The 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 or enjoy a Private Charter.
Hukka Falls Road
The sheer volume of water flowing over the falls amounts to 220,000 litres per second - enough to fill one Olympic sized swimming pool in 11 seconds!
Enjoy the walking tracks alongside the river and wander around the different viewing platforms, taking in the falls from all angles. You can bring a picnic and spend the day here.
On a sunny day, the water is an amazing, crystal clear blue. If you want a different perspective and a taste of Taupo adventure take a boat to the base of the falls and get close enough to taste the spray!
Rapids Road, Taupo 3378
Experience real white water Jet Boating. Rapids Jet is a fun, safe & exhilarating experience which takes you to the Aratiatia Rapids, through the narrowest canyon on the river to the Fuljames rapids where scenes from Yogi bear & hobbit were filmed.
255 Mapara Rd, Acacia Bay, 3377, New Zealand
L'arté Cafe & Gallery
Voted Lonely Planet's No 1 café pick for the Central North Island and one of the top 10 places to visit in New Zealand.
L’Arté Café and Gallery is not to be missed when visiting Taupo.
Wairakei Terraces. Taupo; New Zealand
Wairakei Terraces and Thermal Health Spa
Silcia terraces, thermal bathing pools, massage therapy, Maori cultural experiences, geothermal tours.
281 Spa Rd, Tauhara, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
Spa Thermal ParkView On Map
Whakiapo Bay, Kinloch, New Zealand