Great Lake Taupo Partner Programme Ideas

Fun, adventure or relaxation! Whether you are looking to entertain one or 100 people for a day, an afternoon or just an hour, there are Great Lake Taupo options to suit all ages and abilities. So discover what's on offer before retiring back to your luxurious Taupo resort for the night!

Scenic Lake or River Cruise

Take a leisurely cruise on the lake to view the famous Maori Rock Carvings, or enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Waikato River as you cruise past natural hot springs to view the spectacular Huka Falls. 

Contact: Chris Jolly Outdoors, or Huka Falls River Cruise

New Zealand Fresh Water Prawn Feast

Lunch on delicious NZ freshwater prawns which are harvested using the warm water from the geothermal power station. Enjoy great views from the riverside restaurant, then take an educational and interesting tour through the Nursery & Hatchery to see the baby prawns up close!

Contact: Huka Prawn Park

The Best of Food & Wine

Visit one of New Zealand's finest wine collections. Enjoy wine tasting or perhaps a wine 'options' game prior to enjoying a sensational lunch at Vine Eatery & Bar, where your senses can be treated to a selection of seasonal inspired shared plates that will really tempt the tastebuds.

Contact: Vine Eatery

The Thrills of Jetboating

Enjoy a jet boat ride on the Waikato River. Slide past sheer cliffs with just centimetres to spare and then race to the base of the Huka Falls or the famous Fuljames Rapids. Take a jetboating adventure with a difference, to a hidden hot water stream, where you disembark, swim through the narrow crevices and discover the hot water waterfall beyond! Then retreat back to your Taupo lodge to relax after your adrenaline-filled day.

Contact: NZ Riverjet, Rapids Jet or Hukafalls Jet

Walk on the Wild Side

Waterfalls Hiking Forest Lake TaupoOne of the best and shortest walks in the region is the five minute walk to the magnificent Huka Falls. Other fantastic walks nearby include Kinloch to Kawakawa, Spa Park to Huka Falls or the Aratiatia Dam. For a little more adventure head to the southern end of the lake and experience the spectacular scenery and the many walks available in the World Heritage listed Tongariro National Park before heading back to your Taupo resort.

Contact: Great Lake Taupo

Kayak and Cruise

For something memorable, inspirational and a lot of fun, take a guided kayak trip to the Maori Rock Carvings. View these amazing creations up close then board your private boat charter for a leisurely cruise back to the Boat Harbour with a cold beer, wine or juice in hand.

Contact: Chris Jolly Outdoors

An Afternoon of Glass and Gardens

Lava Glass Sculpture Garden 9Visit a glass blowing studio to see an award winning master glass artist at work. See the fabulous volcanic series being made before exploring the spectacular Sculpture Garden. Set in an acre of manicured grounds,  there's loads of space where you can meander through 400m of paths and ponds to view over 500 glass sculptures. Finish your visit with a relaxing drink in the onsite cafe.

Contact: Lava Glass Gallery, Cafe and Sculpture Garden

Fly Fishing Clinic

Join a team of specialist guides who will show you the tricks and tips of a (hopefully) successful Fly Fishing Adventure! Learn about the anatomy of the river, where to look for fish, the best techniques, casting, hooking and landing a trout. This is a fun experience conducted in a relaxed and beautifully scenic part of Taupo and the day's adventures are tailored to suit individuals and groups.

Contact: Fly Fish Taupo

And there's so much more! Contact the Great Lake Taupo Convention Bureau for further suggestions and recommendations specific to your event or North Island New Zealand Conference. 

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