Hold on tight during an exciting 30-minute jet-boat ride on the Waikato River! Spinning and speeding your way to Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most spectacular falls, see the country’s beauty rapidly unfold as you zip past rugged cliffs and native bush. Round-trip transport is included from hotels in Taupo, approximately 50 miles (80 km) south of Rotorua on the shore of Lake Taupo.
• 30 minutes
Daily Scenic Cruises – Maori Rock Carvings Our daily departing Scenic Cruises leave from the Taupo Boat Harbour on the Cruise Cat. You’ll enjoy cruising in comfort and style aboard a launch with fabulous views from both the top and bottom decks. It is fully enclosed (we turn on the heating in winter), and there are large outdoor decks to enjoy close up views of the Maori Rock Carvings. Children are welcome, and we have colouring-in sheets and wheel certificates available for them. Cruise Cat is also wheelchair and push chair/stroller accessible.An informative commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo, and you’ll enjoy a complimentary hot homemade muffin and tea/coffee as you take in the fabulous views of secluded bays and the spectacular snow capped mountain peaks of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park.
• 1.5 hours
One of Lake Taupo’s best sailing experiences to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1983! This all-year-round activity offers relaxation, fun and adventure on the water, the Kiwi way. Get right up close to this 22 foot (10m) high rock art on an eco-friendly sailing yacht on Great Lake Taupo.
• 2.5 hours
Come on board Fearless, Taupo's Original Pirate ship, for simply the best sailing experience on Great Lake Taupo, Feel free to bring your own food and drinks.Experience the beauty and thrill of a scenic journey out to the infamous Maori rock carvings.Fearless sails under full mast or gently meanders, when it is truly calm, by motor.
• 2.5 hours
Rated by the Lonely Planet as 1 of 10 unmissable Aquatic New Zealand adventures in 2015 (The only rafting trip in the list). This half-day Tongariro River journey is truly a fantastic rafting adventure. The rapids are Grade Three, which makes this an ideal adventure for expert and first-time rafters alike. In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. A large part the top section of this trip can only be accessed by raft or kayak so you'll see plenty of spectacular unspoiled wilderness.
• 3 hours
The Tongariro white water is regarded as one of New Zealand's best half-day white water rafting adventures.You will raft over 50 exciting rapids, through a beautiful volcanic gorge. Explore a hidden waterfall (jump optional, weather permitting) and enjoy some hot chocolate and chocolate candy on the river. Afterwards, refuel with your complimentary River Dog (hot dog) and cold beer/soda or hot mulled wine. Trips depart daily and year round, complimentary pickup from Taupo is available.
• 4 hours
Combine an unmissable white water adventure with another adventure activity and save while you're visiting Lake Taupo. Choose from a bungee jump, mountain biking, a scenic float plane flight or a tandem skydive package. Make the most of your visit by experiencing the best.
• 6 hours
Experience jumping out of a plane at 12,000 feet on this small group experience in Taupo. Being an owner operated company; the focus is on making your tandem skydive experience an unforgettable encounter. With expert tandem skydive instructors; you’ll jump out of their aircraft into an incredible free-fall over one of the world’s most stunning drop zones. Surrounded by snow tipped peaks and the clean blue water of Lake Taupo. You’ll slow from a 200 kilometer descent to a safe, controlled canopy landing. Sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life, you have the option to upgrade to have your skydive filmed, so you can share the experience with your friends and family! If you're looking for the ultimate heart-pounding thrill ride, you definitely need to book this amazing Skydive Taupo experience. From their unique Pink plane to a free limo pick-up and drop-off within Taupo, they guarantee you 'The experience of a lifetime'
• 2 hours
Experience jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet on this small group experience in Taupo. Being an owner operated company; the focus is on making your tandem skydive an unforgettable encounter. With expert skydive instructors; you’ll jump out of their aircraft at 15,000 feet and into an incredible free-fall over one of the world’s most stunning drop zones, surrounded by snow tipped peaks and the clean, fresh blue water of Lake Taupo. You’ll slow from a 200 km descent to a safe, controlled canopy landing. Sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life, you have the option to upgrade to have your skydive filmed, so you can share the experience with your friends and family. If you're looking for the ultimate heart-pounding thrill ride, you definitely need to book this amazing Skydive Taupo experience. From their unique Pink plane to a free limo pick-up and drop-off within Taupo, they guarantee you 'The experience of a lifetime'.
• 2 hours
Splash, Crash & Laugh - this is the best family adventure for families with younger children. Professionally guided and completely outfitted, you spend up to 1 hour and 45 minutes on the river rafting through 20plus exciting but safe grade two rapids. Visit the national trout centre and feed the fish, enjoy on river hot chocolate and chocolate, swim in the pools and experience the beautiful Tongariro River. Back at base enjoy a hot shower followed by complimentary cold refreshments and a river dog (hot dog) while watching your trips photo's. Allow 3 hours for the entire adventure.
• 3 hours