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Top Family Activities in Taupo
As selected by the team at Taupo DeBretts Resort
The North Island of New Zealand is a fantastic playground for kids holidays and family Fun activities, as generations of Kiwis will enthusiastically attest. Lake Taupo has long been a favourite spot for the quintessial Kiwi 'bach' (holiday home), and it is a popular holiday destination year after year.
A fresh lake to jump into, ducks and black swans to feed bread, the coolest warm water playground to splash around in, an icecream truck with bells on along the lakefront, what more can a child on holiday need? Throw in unique geothermal features, kayak rides, a BMX and skateboard park, mini-golf, go-karts, mountain bike tracks, and you have all the unique ingredients of the unforgettable Kiwi school holiday.
The team at Taupo DeBretts Resort Caravan Park is dedicated to helping you make the most of your holiday in Lake Taupo and the surrounding areas. Below you will find information on the best family holiday activities in Lake Taupo. We are also centrally located in the North Island, and the best base for day trips to surrounding regions. Click here to view our list of Top Family Activities in the North Island.
Top Family Fun Activities in Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Family Fun in Lake Taupo #1 - Taupo Hot Springs Spa - That's us!
Lake Taupo, Thermal Explorer Highway (SH5), 5 minutes from town
Hey Kids! Ride our thrilling giant dragon hydro-slide or play in the warm-water interactive playground with mushroom shower and water JET pop-ups. Or how about a game of giant chess? Let Mum and Dad relax and unwind in the healing mineral pools while you play the day away!
Family Fun in Lake Taupo #2 - Huka Prawn Park - www.hukaprawnpark.co.nz
State Highway 1, just north of the Taupo township
Bags of fun for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park on the edge of the Waikato River. Meet Shawn the Prawn, try prawn fishing, have a go on the prawn golf, walk around nature trails and see wild New Zealand birds. Mum and Dad can enjoy a glass of white wine and prawn cocktail on the sunny decks overlooking the river.
Family Fun in Lake Taupo #3 - Craters of the Moon - www.cratersofthemoon.co.nz
(Lake Taupo, SH1, 10 minutes north of Taupo township)
A unique geothermal area that will amaze parents and kids alike. Take 45 minutes to walk along volcanic land, boiling mud and craters. Make sure you stick to the walkway - this is hot stuff!