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Taupo, Turangi Tongariro & Mangakino Free Things To Do

Absolutely FREE Activities in Great Lake Taupo


Huka Honey Hive

FREE ENTRY into New Zealand’s largest showcase of honey products....

As the saying goes, the best things in life are FREE. The free and family things to do make Great Lake Taupo the perfect place for a summer holiday. There are heaps of free activities available in the Great Lake Taupo region.

Having a soak in the Spa Park Hot Pools with your mates and sharing a picnic at the lakefront while kids play in the water are what make your holiday here in Great lake Taupo special – and it doesn’t cost a thing! For more information about these free activities and where they are located, call in at the friendly Taupo and Turangi i-Site teams.

Here's our favourite list of free things to do in the Great Lake Taupo region.

Huka Honey Hive

Free Things To Do in Taupo

Take in the majestic Huka Falls, learn about bees and honey, dip in one of the hot pools along the lake front or just enjoy the lake.

Tongariro Crossing

Free Things To Do in Turangi Tongariro

Visit historical sites, explore bubbling mud and silica springs, go on walks or hikes, explore the many cycle trails and more.

Mountain Biking Taupo

Free Things To Do in Mangakino

Walk or bike the Waikato River Trails, camp or picnic by the lake, explore Pureora Forest Park and more.

Vinyard picnic couple

Free Things To Do brochure

Download the free things to do brochure which includes free things to do in Taupo, Turangi Tongariro and Mangakino.


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Huka Honey Hive :: click here for more information

FREE ENTRY into New Zealand’s largest showcase of honey products. Enjoy FREE tastings of honey, mead, liqueurs and fruit wines. View our live beehives and learn about the amazing honey...

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Karetoto Road, off Huka Falls Road, Wairakei Park, Taupo

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The Timber Trail :: click here for more information

Welcome to The Timber Trail

Kia Ora, nau mai, haere mai!

Experience the feeling of being suspended in time, as you begin your ride along the 85km Timber Trail. Boasting some of...

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198 Barryville Rd, Pureora Village, Pureora, RD 7 Te Kuiti

Riverside Market :: click here for more information

At Riverside Market we specialise in variety and quality, the emphasis is on local where most of the products sold are grown, made or sourced in and around our district.


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Riverside Park, Redoubt Street, Taupo

Otumuheke Stream, Spa Park :: click here for more information

The natural hot springs in Spa Park are considered a hidden gem. The hot springs are made up from a hot stream that flows into the Waikato River and creates...

Spa Park, Taupo

Tokaanu Thermal Walk :: click here for more information

This short walk, a loop track, provides an interesting glimpse of a natural thermal area. See steaming hot mineral pools set in sinter basins and spluttering mud pools amidst the...

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Mangaroa St, Tokaanu, Turangi

Wairakei Tourist Park Taupo NZ :: click here for more information

Geothermal Wonderland... Adventure Playground...
Mountain Biking Mecca... Tranquil Retreat...

Wairakei Tourist Park is riverside and rural, thermal and thoughtful with something for adrenalin junkies, quiet plodders and most things in between....

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Wairakei, Taupo



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