Spa Park Hot Spring
On a cliff high above the Waikato River, this picturesque bungy site is the North Island's most popular, with plenty of vantage points...
At the Taupo Events Centre, about 2km east of town, this large complex has three heated pools, two waterslides, private mineral pools...
Canoe & Kayak
Instruction and boat hire, as well as guided tours, including a two-hour trip on the Waikato River ($59) or a half-day to the Māori rock...
Crafty Trout Brewing
With slightly mad decor combining Austrian Alpine style and a cosy fishing lodge, Crafty Trout's comfy leather sofas or sunny veranda...
Championing NZ artisan producers and importing specialities from abroad, this grocery on the town fringe is a fruitful stop for those...
Spa Park Hot Spring information
The hot thermal waters of the Otumuheke Stream meet the bracing Waikato River at this pleasant and well-worn spot under a bridge, creating a free natural spa bath. Take care: people have been known to drown while trying to cool off in the fast-moving river. It's near the beginning of the Huka Falls Walkway, about 20 minutes from the centre of town.