Synonymous with natural beauty, Taupo is home to the largest freshwater lake in the southern hemisphere, which is around the size of Singapore. Unique attractions such Huka Falls and 10m tall Maori Rock Carvings makes Taupo an intriguing destination to explore. It has an impressive array of activities to accommodate any age group, below we have listed the top family friendly activities in Taupo.
Experience a virtual ride down some of the most scenic rivers that New Zealand has to offer, all in the comfort and safety of a 4D Cinema. Dive off waterfalls and come head to head with rapids that will make your heart race. If you’re up for something even more exhilarating, skydive from 15000ft and enjoy stunning views of active volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park. This experience can be enjoyed by all age groups making it the ideal family activity.
30 minutes of unexpected twists and turns set within the native bush surrounded by rocky cliffs and natural hot springs. The sheer velocity of the natural currents and the stupendous 360 degree spins paired with the scenic natural beauty of the New Zealand bush makes this a must try activity for anyone above the age of 5.
Hydro slides, a bombing zone, a tarzan swing, private thermal mineral pools, a sauna and two 25 metre lane pools; there’s something for everyone at the AC Baths. Set the kids loose, while you relax in the peaceful thermal pools. All the pools are heated, making it the ideal escape during any season.
Discover intriguing details about Lake Taupo while you enjoy the view. Admire the World Famous Maori Rock Carvings and learn about Maori history. Parents can take advantage of the fully stocked bar while the kids splash around at the popular hot water beach. Fun, education & adventure, this family tour ticks all the boxes.
Stop by at the Huka Prawn Park and let the kids have a go at catching some fresh water prawns. Everyone can join in the fun, and reap the rewards of your catch with a delicious feast.
There are so many activities to choose from in Taupo; most of which are based on the infinite natural beauty and tranquility of its surroundings. So take in the sights, discover native flora and fauna, stop over for a lakeside picnic and enjoy the company of your loved ones…
Campbell Bevan is Founder and Managing Director at Amazing Accom.