Cruising on our Waterways

Many of Great Lake Taupo’s activities are centred on and around Australasia’s largest lake, Lake Taupo and the mighty Waikato and Tongariro Rivers.


Autumn is the perfect time to cruise the lake, the weather is settled and the lake calm. Take a scenic cruise to the iconic Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings, or try your luck catching a trout on a fishing charter with family and friends – it’s easier than you think!

Cruising isn’t limited to the lake either – if you’ve ever dreamt of getting up close to the thundering Huka Falls take a river cruise to the base of the falls and take in the stunning scenery, native bush and birdlife along the way. This is a photographers dream trip. Find out more about boat cruises on the lake here.


Kayak tours

Kayak tours are the ultimate way to get up close and personal with Lake Taupo’s cliffs and sheltered harbours. For the perfect autumn evening, take a sunset paddle.

One of Taupo’s best kept secrets is to take a leisurely kayak cruise down the crystal-clear waters of the Waikato River. Starting near the town centre, you’ll pass swimming spots, natural hot pools, and the drop zone of Taupo bungy! Find out more about kayaking in Great Lake Taupo here.



Sailing Lake Taupo is quite simply one for the bucket list! Kick back with a glass of wine, watch the sun sink over the horizon and listen to the water lap against the side of the boat – relaxation heaven! Find out more about sailing in Taupo here.


Rafting and jet boating

If you’re after adventure, you won’t be disappointed – white water rafting and jet boating are available year-round, with trips suitable for children. Find out more about adventure activities here.

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