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Family and Kids' Activities

Information about some of the fantastic family and kids holiday activities in Taupo region. 

Huka Honey Hive

Located just 5 minutes north of Taupo on SH1 is a honey of a place that will be seen “Sweet As” by the entire family.  Kids of all ages will enjoy watching the bees hard at work in their glass viewing hives and in the learning centre, you’ll learn how and why the queen rules. Sample a myriad of yummy New Zealand made honey products including raw honey, jams, syrup, mead and loads of skincare and wellness products.  Try the homemade honey ice cream and fudge at their café. The Honey Hive also carries a wide range of New Zealand art and handcraft products at reasonable prices.

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Lilliput Farm

This is a must-do if you have small children. 

Lilliput is a piece of NZ farmland with more than 25 different species of animals and birds. Wander over ten acres of farmland feeding and patting deer, rabbits, miniature horses, pigs and wallabies.  With pony rides, a play hut, swings and baby animals, everyone will leave with a smile on their face. 

There are lots of great spots for a picnic, so feel free to take your time and make a day of it.

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Rock’n Ropes

There is a tremendous sense of personal achievement, confidence and camaraderie with this type of activity.

If you are not sure of your fitness levels or your fear of heights, anyone from the age of 7 can take part at Rock’‘n Ropes, their half day package is the most popular with a progression of six exhilarating high ropes course activities. Rock’n Ropes is suitable for individuals, couples and groups.

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Taupo Horse Treks

With options of 1 and 2 hour horse treks through the scenic pine forests of Wairakei Forest, Taupo Horse Treks is ideal for everyone if you haven’t ridden for a while, are a complete novice, looking for something different to try or have child that is interested in horses this is a solid option.

The horses are calm and well trained and with experienced guides their treks are a fun day out.

There are also 30 minute pony rides available.

To book call 07-378 0356. 

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Rafting New Zealand

Rafting New Zealand caters for every single ability, with rafting trips from Grade 2 - 5 in several different rivers. For extreme white water and an adrenaline rush there is the Wairoa River tour or for a more relaxed beginner experience suitable for families and seniors the Tongariro River is the perfect solution.

Planning ahead with your booking is important as the higher grade trips only go once a week because of water volume.

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Whitewater world

White Water World is the world's first 4D rafting adventure. Take a virtual ride down NZ's most scenic rivers, plunge off waterfalls and feel the rush from running the rapids - all from the comfort of your special effects chair.

This is an exhilarating experience that virtually everyone can enjoy.

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Rapids Sensation

Rapids Sensation are a one stop adventure shop with kayaking, mountain biking and rafting trips on offer.

Their two signature kayaking trips are to the Maori Rock Carvings and down the Waikato River both have stunning scenery and are good half day activities.

The rafting trips are grade two which are ideal for families and beginners.

Rapids Sensations are based near Huka Falls and the best mountain bike tracks in town with half and whole day hire options available.

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Taupo's Floatplane

There is nothing quite like taking off and landing on the water, Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of scenic flights over various points of interest around Taupo and National Park region. You can enjoy spectacular views from the seat of a high wing Cessna 206.

Advanced bookings will ensure your preferred time, particularly through the summer months.

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Action World Taupo

Put your acrobatic skills to the test at Action World, test with your dare devil skill with a range of activities like the tight rope, trapeze, jungle swing and jousting at this adventure park.

With Krush Kushionz airbag systems under all of the activities it allows you to push yourself out of your comfort zone knowing that you are safe.

This park is absolutely brilliant for teenagers and children, couples love battling out against one another too.

The park does vary in hours so check their website before heading out.

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Taupo Mini Golf

Taupo Mini Golf is located on the lakefront, and offers some of the best views of Lake Taupo and the Tongariro Mountains beyond.

This is a tidy and challenging 18 hole course suitable for the whole family.

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Pages

Huka Honey Hive
Lilliput Farm
Rock’n Ropes
Taupo Horse Treks
Rafting New Zealand
Whitewater world
Rapids Sensation
Taupo's Floatplane
Action World Taupo
Taupo Mini Golf
Volcanic Activity Centre
Wairakei Terraces
Huka Prawn Park
Chris Jolly Outdoors
Lake Taupo Hole In One Challenge
Ernest Kemp Cruises
Hukafalls Jet
Riverside Market
New Zealand River Jet
Sail Barbary
Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures
Skiing at Mt Ruapehu !
Opepe Historic Reserve
Big Sky Parasailing
Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park