Taupo Helicopter Tour
Take a scenic helicopter flight from Taupo, and enjoy stunning 360-degree views of the Taupo region from the air. See Taupo’s two most famous sights, Huka Falls and the Maori Rock Carvings, on the 15-minute flight.
At the Taupo Events Centre, about 2km east of town, this large complex has a big, heated pool with a waterslide, an indoor kids' pool,...
Has two good 18-hole courses; one is a park course and the other an inland links.
The hot thermal waters of the Otumuheke Stream meet the bracing Waikato River at this pleasant and well-worn spot under a bridge,...
Try their award-winning mincemeat-and-gravy pies.
Sitting on a cliff edge over the mighty Waikato River, this picturesque bungy site is the most popular on the North Island, with plenty of vantage points if you’re too chicken to jump. Nonchickens will be led onto a platform jutting 20m out over the cliff (the world’s first cantilever jump, for engineering boffins) and convinced, with masterly skill, to throw themselves off the edge. A heart-stopping 47m hurtle and a few bounces back and it’s safely into the boat. You can opt for a slight dunk in the river, or strap yourself to a friend and leap off together. Alternatively, try the giant swing (solo/tandem $99/180).
If you want all of the glory and none of the terror, the wonders of Photoshop and a blue screen now allow you to fake it ($25).