Backpacking

The Great Lake Taupo region is filled with backpacking awesomeness! Not only do we have a MASSIVE lake, there are heaps of amazing activities and sweet places to hang out and see!

Taupo has backpacker lodges and camping grounds galore, so you’ll have no problem finding somewhere to rest your head for the night.

With all these awesome activities to tick off your bucket list, it’s no wonder Taupo was a Golden Backpack Award winner in 2014 and 2015!

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
This world famous one day hike takes between six and eight hours and treks across active volcanoes, past emerald lakes and back down through stunning native bush.

Bungy Jump
Why live on the edge when you can jump off it? Our bungy has been throwing people off the ledge since 1991.

Skydive
Taupo has the most skydives per year in the world and it’s easy to see why... incredible scenery and the cheapest prices in the country!

Thermal Pools
There are awesome hot pools all around our region.

Get wet!
Take a spin in a jet boat on the Waikato River, or raft your way down the mighty Tongariro River in Turangi!

Maori Rock Carvings
These epic 14-metre high carvings are hidden around the side of Lake Taupo at Mine Bay, and are only accessible by water.

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