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Lake Taupo Tours

Not only New Zealand’s largest lake, but the second largest in all of Australasia, the vast Lake Taupo is the aquatic heart of New Zealand’s North Island. The 606-square-kilometer lake lies in the caldera of an ancient volcano that erupted over 26,000 years ago and is surrounded by one of the country’s largest geothermal areas, dotted with bubbling mud pools and eerie lava-rock ravines.

While geyser spotting and soaking in thermal pools are popular pastimes for visitors to the lakeside city of Taupo, the lake itself also offers an abundance of tourist activities. Make the most of the warm waters at the beaches and swimming areas dotted around the lake; take to the water in a boat or kayak; or try your hand at windsurfing and jet boating on the lake or the Waikato River. You don’t have to get wet to take in views of the lake either – the Taupo region is a hotspot for adventure activities so pluck up some courage and take to the skies for a helicopter ride, paragliding tour, skydiving excursion or a water-brushing bungee jump.

Lake Taupo is also renowned as one of the world’s trout fishing capitals, with large schools of brown trout and rainbow trout residing in the waters. The lake is famous for its annual international trout-fishing tournament held on Anzac Day and tourists can get in on the action too, with a number of options for trout-fishing cruises.

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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride and Whitewater Rafting, Taupo, null
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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride and Whitewater Rafting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Take this action-packed challenge in Taupo that will have you experiencing the best of the North Island’s great outdoors from the water! Brace yourself for a ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.60
Maori Rock Carving Cruise from Taupo, Taupo, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Maori Rock Carving Cruise from Taupo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.94
Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo, Taupo, Day Cruises
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo

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Explore Lake Taupo as you kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. You will start your half day tour from the sheltered waters of Acacia Bay before ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.79
Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving, Taupo, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

Skydive from 15,000ft above stunning Lake Taupo! Take in spectacular coast to coast views of the Tongariro National Park and the Central Plateau. With free ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $264.91
Great Lake Taupo Mountain Bike and Kayak Package, Taupo, Adrenaline & Extreme
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Great Lake Taupo Mountain Bike and Kayak Package

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Maori Rock Carvings Package Our Great Lake Taupo Mountain Bike and Kayak Package is without a doubt the best way to experience the spectacular scenery by ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $265.65
Lake Taupo 12,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving, Taupo, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Lake Taupo 12,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

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 ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $205.88
3-Day Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and Taupo Trip from Auckland, Auckland, Adrenaline & Extreme
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3-Day Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and Taupo Trip from Auckland

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $884.75
Great Lake Trail Lake Taupo 2-Day Mountain Biking Tour, Taupo, Multi-day Tours
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Great Lake Trail Lake Taupo 2-Day Mountain Biking Tour

Western Bay Scenic 2 Day Mountain Biking Tour Ride the Great Lake Trail on this 2-day Grade 3 mountain biking tour, a perfect way to enjoy the breathtaking ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $169.72
Tongariro Volcanic Direct Helicopter Flight, Taupo, City Tours
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Tongariro Volcanic Direct Helicopter Flight

Enjoy a spectacular Helicopter Flight over the Majestic Volcanoes in the World Heritage Tongariro National Park, the Rugged Kaimanawa Ranges and New Zealand’s ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $512.85
Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo, Taupo, Helicopter Tours
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo

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 ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.05

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