Water Activities in Great lake Taupo

Being the largest lake in Australasia, Lake Taupo is naturally loaded with various water activities and all sorts of things to do in and on the water.

Hire a Lake Taupo fishing charter, take a lake cruise and spend the day relaxing and enjoying the beautiful views of Lake Taupo or take a scenic cruise from Taupo to the Maori Rock Carvings. Those who enjoy fishing should not pass up the opportunity to experience unbeatable trout fishing in Taupo or along the world famous Tongariro River.

If you want something more active, try water sports such as white water rafting, parasailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, water skiing and wakeboarding or test your balance with stand up paddle boarding. For more thrills and spills, get a different perspective of the Huka Falls and the Aratiatia Rapids by jet boating in Taupo, a thrilling Kiwi invention.

Down south in Turangi, there are up to Grade 4 blood-pumping Taupo white water rafting trips down the picturesque Tongariro River to enjoy. Taupo kayaking is also a good way to explore the region’s amazing lakes, rivers and streams while listening to native birdsong and the quiet slice of your paddle through the water.

After all that, you need a relaxing soak in one of our hot pools in Taupo. Unwind in any of Great Lake Taupo’s free or commercial thermal hot springs, perfect for rainy days and that much needed break.

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