The town of Taupo sits at the edge of Australasia’s largest lake. Local attractions include trout fishing, skiing, and geothermal parks.Beautiful Lake Taupo is actually a huge volcano with a fiery history. The lakeside town of Taupo provides a base for visitors who love to fish for trout, ski Mount Ruapehu and explore the local geothermal phenomena. Popular Taupo experiences include Huka Falls, geothermal walks, a prawn farm, lake cruises, New Zealand’s first public cable wakeboarding park and guided kayak expeditions to see the rock carvings at Mine Bay. Taupo is a fantastic region for year-round mountain biking, with the recent completion of the Great Lake Trail. Along with cycling, there’s excellent hiking and golf opportunities.
1/2 Day Fly Fishing
You will be collected from your accommodation in Taupo by 4×4 vehicle for half day guided fly fishing (4 hours including travel time) for a morning or afternoon experience. Transport, waders, licences and fishing tackle are all included.
From $568 per person
Departures at 10.30am Monday- Sat and 1.30pm daily for a 1.5 hour scenic cruise. View Maori Rock Carvings and other historical points of interest on the Lake. Summer months December – February additional 5pm cruise. (Antipasto platters available for purchase on this cruise.) An excellent commentary is given and informative video shown. Complimentary Tea/Coffee and homemade muffin.
From $42 per person
Mount Tauhara Half Day Hike
This is an uphill walk climbing to the summit of Mt Tauhara (1088m) through mixed forest. This mountain is a complex volcano last active 30,000 years ago. The view from the summit is magnificent on a clear day. Walk time 3 hrs, Travel 40mins return. Medium – high level of fitness required.