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Family and Kids' Activities

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

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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New Zealand Riverjet

At NZ Riverjet we specialise in the extraordinary Jet Boating experience. With tours ranging from 1 hour to 5.5 hours, we offer our clients the opportunity to experience a true, kiwi, iconic adventure. Take in the wonders of Orakei Korako, rated as one of the world's top 5 Geothermal Parks or conquer The Squeeze, one of NZ's highest-rated Jet boat Excursions. All tours include guided stopovers, incredible destinations and a 30 min thrill ride. 5 Star Trip Advisor Activity

Scenic Blast - 60 minutes

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Skiing at Mt Ruapehu !

Experience New Zealand's TWO largest ski areas, Whakapapa and Turoa, unique ski fields in New Zealand!

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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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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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Pages

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