Pointons hires ski gear in winter, and watersports equipment such as wetsuits come summertime.
Great Lake Walkway
This pleasant path follows the Taupo lakefront south from the Taupo Boat Harbour to Five Mile Bay (10km). It’s flat, easy walking or...
Big Sky Parasail
Lofty parasailing flights from the lakefront; bookings essential. Early bird special $85.
Great Lake Centre
Hosts performances, exhibitions and conventions. Ask at the Taupo i-SITE for the current program.
Story Pl · interesting places nearby
Taupo Museum information
With an excellent Māori gallery and quirky displays, which include a 1960s caravan set up as if the occupants have just popped down to the lake, this little museum makes an interesting rainy-day diversion. The centrepiece is an elaborately carved Māori meeting house, Te Aroha o Rongoheikume. Historical displays cover local industries, a mock-up of a 19th-century shop and a moa skeleton, and there's also a gallery devoted to local and visiting exhibitions. Don't miss the rose garden alongside.
Set up in a courtyard, the 'Ora Garden of Wellbeing' is a recreation of NZ’s gold-medal-winning entry into the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show.