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Famous New Zealand Activities

True New Zealand adventures or explorations in the Lake Taupo region to keep you biting your nails and very busy.

Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park

Also know as Hidden Valley, this geothermal wonderland sits between Rotorua and Taupo on the Waikato River at Lake Ohakuri. The Silica Terraces that greet you at the base of Orakei Koroako are believed to be the largest of their kind. You will see 23 active natural geysers and a number of boiling hot springs and mud pools as you walk the park.

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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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Ernest Kemp Cruises

With trips departing twice daily, the Ernest Kemp vintage steamboat is a great way to see the Maori Rock Carvings and get out onto the lake. 

Your friendly skipper will provide interesting commentary about the history of the lake while you cruise around the bays to the carvings.  Indoor and outdoor seating means the cruise is suitable for all weather conditions. 

The two hour cruise is an affordable option for families and groups alike. 

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Taupo Bungy

Taupo Bungy offers one of the most popular North Island jumps.

With absolutely stunning views over the Waikato River,  you can take the 47m jump solo or tandem and even try a water touch. 

If you aren't too keen on the idea of 'upside down', why not try the new Cliff Hanger experience. This giant swing offers a feet-first adrenaline rush, and swingers can choose between a countdown or surprise.

The highly-trained crew pride themselves on offering a safe, exhilerating experience.

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Huka Falls River Cruise

Cruise for 1 hour and 20 minutes to New Zealand's most visited Natural Attraction, Huka Falls

Experience awesome views of Huka Falls (New Zealand's highest volume waterfall) from the purpose built riverboat. Comfortable inside seating, large rear deck and front viewing platform.

A real New Zealand experience with crystal clear water, birdlife and native bush lined riverbanks. See natural hot streams and the earth's energy that drives Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.

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Tongariro River Rafting

At Tongariro River Rafting based in Turangi (just south of Taupo), we are the most experienced outdoor adventure company on the Tongariro River. The owners, Garth and Leigh Oakden, are Turangi locals and have owned the business since 1990. We create journeys and share stories, bringing people closer to nature through biking, fishing and rafting. For us, it is all about the experience. We also like to have fun!

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Taupo Tandem Skydiving

New Zealand's first tandem drop zone, Taupo Tandem Skydiving has been operating since1992.  With more than 180,000 passengers since then, you couldn't be in safer hands.

Their Tandem Masters have clocked up tens of thousands of jumps, and Tandem Master Brad has even been the star of an MTV show.

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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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Hukafalls Jet

Hukafalls Jet offers the best water level view of Huka Falls - one of the country's most visited natural attractions.  The half hour rides combine 360° spins with disorientating speeds for an unforgettable Taupo experience.

Hukafalls Jet is the only company operating on this part of the Waikato River, and is known for its outstanding record of professionalism and safety.

Take in the beautiful natural environment as you skim over the water: native bush, sheer rock cliff faces and thermal hot springs.

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Trout Catching with White Striker Charters

Join Taupo's most experienced charter boat operator for an unforgettable trout fishing excursion. Richard Staines can catch fish even when others can't!

Richard has been catching trout on Lake Taupo for more than 40 years.  He has more than 25 years of charter experience, along with Taupo's best selection of boats.  'White Striker IV' and 'Nautilus' sport fully equipped galleys so you can have your trout cooked on board, and all boats are designed so you can fish comfortably whatever the weather.

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Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park
New Zealand Riverjet
Ernest Kemp Cruises
Taupo Bungy
Huka Falls River Cruise
Tongariro River Rafting
Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Taupo's Floatplane
Hukafalls Jet
Trout Catching with White Striker Charters
Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures
Huka Prawn Park
Rapids Sensation
Helisika
Rock’n Ropes
Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary
Taupo Golf Club
Wairakei 9 Hole Golf Course
Skiing at Mt Ruapehu !
Taupo Mini Golf
Rapids JET
Big Sky Parasailing
Sail Barbary
The Kinloch Golf Club
Lake Taupo Hole In One Challenge
Chris Jolly Outdoors