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
Discover the best attractions of the North Island on this 3-day trip from Auckland. See thousands of tiny glowworms on an underground boat ride at Waitomo Caves, explore the picturesque lakeside setting of Taupo and the amazing Huka Falls and experience the geothermal wonders of Rotorua.
• 3 days
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
Zip around Rotorua on a jet boat, passing through majestic Tutukau Gorge on your way to the geothermal reserve at Orakei Korako. Some of the most active geysers in New Zealand bubble and boil at Orakei Korako, and you get to walk around the park to see its otherworldly beauty up close. When it's time to go back, enjoy a high-speed ride back on the Waikato River.
• 3 hours
Let our guides show you hiking at its best and experience one of New Zealand's best one day walks. Whirinaki forest is an icon of NZ ecology. It is simply the best example of lowland podocarp forest left on earth. These forests are renowned for huge ancient trees, rich biodiversity, rare birdlife and stunning scenery.We'll pick you up fro your accomodation at 9.00am and return around 4.00pm. A delicious deli lunch is included.
• 7 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
Glide your kayak over Lake Taupo's crystal clear waters as you paddle to the awe-inspiring Maori Rock Carvings on this 4-hour guided tour. Soak in the view across the Lake to 3 live volcano's while you hear the history of the carvings, various Maori legends and facts of the local area from your guide before enjoying rock jumps and a swim in Australasia's largest freshwater Lake. A must-do while in Taupo!
• 4 hours
Skydive from 12,000ft above stunning Lake Taupo, New Zealand's original drop zone! Take in spectacular views of the Tongariro National Park and the Central Plateau. With free local Hummer pickups, free Rotorua pickups, free USBs, internet uploads and the most camera options in New Zealand, a skydive with us is unforgettable.
• 3 hours