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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.

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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Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures

Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures are the specialists in guiding and outdoor activities in the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks.  

Take in some of the most spectacular scenery available throughout the country; learn the stories, the history and the legends of the land from within the tracks of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, within the dual World Heritage-listed site.

The three active andesitic volcanoes, Mt Tongariro (1967m), Mt Ngauruhoe (2291m) and Mt Ruapehu (2797m) sit majestically, dominating the landscape of the National Park.

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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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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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Wairakei 9 Hole Golf Course

Wairakei 9 hole golf course is perfect for very casual golfers and beginners.

The course is a par 34, with the longest hole measuring 366 metres, it is an easy-walking course set amongst lovely scenery and mature trees.

It is very affordable and provides a great opportunity to give golf a go.

There is equipment available to hire.

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Taupo Golf Club

Taupo Golf Club has two 18 hole golf courses, ‘Centennial’ is their championship course it is an inland lynx layout and ‘Tauhaura’ is a park like course slightly shorter and wider off the tee.

Visitors are welcome to play in club days, Ladies Tuesday and Saturday, Men’s Wednesdays and Saturdays, booking a tee time in advance is recommended as the courses get busy with sponsor days and tournaments.

From time to time they have mid-week specials on their website.

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Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary

Wairakei is a lush parklands golf course, it is a fair test of golf. With big greens, established trees and with a great layout it makes it very playable for the average golfer.

It is a good walking course so a cart is not necessary. It is a sanctuary for birdlife with a predator fence around the boundary, the course is now home of many Kiwis.

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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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Helisika

See the breathtaking wilderness that is the Lake Taupo region as you've never seen it before with Helisika Hunting & Fishing Charters.

Helisika offers fast and convenient access to remote terrain from its Poronui Ranch base at the edge of the Kaimanawa National Park.

With exclusive access to more than 60 private hunting blocks, Helisika offers a hunting and fishing experience that's second to none.

With 24 years' experience under their belts, Helisika pilots offer a safe, reliable service with the benefit of extensive local knowledge.

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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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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
Rafting New Zealand
Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures
Rapids JET
Big Sky Parasailing
Sail Barbary
The Kinloch Golf Club
Lake Taupo Hole In One Challenge
Chris Jolly Outdoors
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