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The best things to do when visiting Taupo, New Zealand

Published: 17 January 2017
Last Updated: 20 September 2019

The best things to do when visiting Taupo, New Zealand

So you are thinking about travelling to New Zealand and you have chosen the beautiful lake district of Taupo as a destination for site seeing and exploring? Great choice, I am a local who has been living in Taupo for the past 3 years and I am going to tell you the top things to do while visiting.

This is my locals guide, here are my top 5 tourist activities to do in Taupo, New Zealand during your stay.

1. Sky Diving / Bungee Jumping

This is perfect for thrill seekers and people who love going fast. I have done the sky dive with Taupo Tandem Skydiving and rate them highly, my only suggestion is don't do it if you have the flu and make sure it's a nice day.

2. Hiking

Goes without saying really... Taupo has so many beautiful locations to explore from Mt Tauhara all the way through to Napier, Turangi or National Park.

3. Cycling or Mountain Biking

Taupo has 100's of Mountain Bike tracks and beautiful scenery, bikes can be hired basically anywhere so grab one and go for a ride.

river Things to do when visiting Taupo, New Zealand | Travel Park

4. River floats!

The Waikato River starts from Taupo and during the summer when the river is warm it's nice to grab a inflatable tube and float down to Spa Park or Reeds Farm while sipping a couple beers.

mountain Things to do when visiting Taupo, New Zealand | Travel Park

5. Snowboarding / Skiing

If you are planning on visiting Taupo during the winter, it would definitely be worth while driving down to the Whakapapa Ski fields and enjoying a day on the slopes around National Park. or visit Knoll Ridge Cafe, which is one of the highest cafe in the southern hemisphere. If you are traveling in winter check out the top 5 things to do in winter.

Article by: Brett
Category : Travel Tips

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