Adrenalin activities

The Great Lake Taupo region is the North Island’s home of adrenalin! If you’re looking for adventure then you’ve come to the right place.

The Great Lake Taupo region is the North Island’s home of adrenalin! If you’re looking for adventure then you’ve come to the right place.

Jet boating, skiing and snowboarding, bungy jumping, skydiving, white water rafting, mountain biking, parasailing, high ropes, and for those that love the challenge of the outdoors, the best one-day hike in New Zealand – the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There’s no shortage of adventure activities in Taupo to get your blood pumping!
Taupo is the ideal place to base yourself for adventuring in the central North Island, and Turangi, at the southern end of the lake, is the perfect basecamp for exploring the Tongariro River and Tongariro National Park.

Adrenalin highlights:

  • Great Lake Taupo’s Tongariro River is the home of New Zealand’s best white water adventures and New Zealand’s most awarded white water rafting operators. Rafting is available year-round with trips for all levels.
  • Ski or board New Zealand’s largest ski area, Whakapapa Ski Area.
  • Take in the incredible lake, mountain and coast-to-coast views from 12,000 or 15,000 feet with a tandem skydive.
  • Lonely Planet rates the Tongariro Alpine Crossing as a life-changing experience not to be missed – we agree!
  • New Zealand’s highest water touch bungy jump – located 47 metres above the crystal clear waters of the Waikato River.
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