1 Day In Taupo for Families

A suggested itinerary for Taupo activities for the whole family that will fit into one day

Morning - allow 3 hours

Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park
One favourite Taupo family activity is New Zealand’s only Prawn Park! “Shawn’s Walk” features a guided Hatchery Tour and an introduction to ‘Hook-A-Prawn’ Fishing. Try out Shawn’s Water Gauntlet and the Prawn Bikes, feed the trout and enjoy a foot soak in the geothermal foot bath.

Finish off your experience with a treat of New Zealand Prawns in the Riverside Restaurant.

Afternoon - allow 1 hour

Huka Honey Hive
Unique honeybee experience. Free sampling of NZ honey products. If the bees make it, we’ve got it. Live beehives, displays, and a bee video show. The café features honey ice creams. 

Afternoon - allow between 10 minutes to 2 hours

Huka Falls

Huka Falls
View 220,000 litres of water per second roll over the almighty Huka Falls, one of New Zealand’s most visited natural attractions.

There are various bush walks around the Huka Falls area, one of the most popular is from Spa Park to Huka Falls, taking about 2 hours for the return journey. Park at either end.

Late afternoon - allow 2 hours

What better way to end the day than with a luxurious soak at the Taupo hot pools?

This iconic Taupo spa has been a family favourite for years. With an interactive warm water playground and giant hot water dragon slide, plus the non-water games, mineral pools and fantastic BBQ areas. There's even a spa for mum to relax in while dad has fun with the kids. 

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