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  • Address: Taupo, New Zealand
Not only New Zealand’s largest lake, but the second largest in all of Australasia, the vast Lake Taupo is the aquatic heart of New Zealand’s North Island. The 606-square-kilometer lake lies in the caldera of an ancient volcano that erupted over 26,000 years ago and is surrounded by one of the country’s largest geothermal areas, dotted with bubbling mud pools and eerie lava-rock ravines.

While geyser spotting and soaking in thermal pools are popular pastimes for visitors to the lakeside city of Taupo, the lake itself also offers an abundance of tourist activities. Make the most of the warm waters at the beaches and swimming areas dotted around the lake; take to the water in a boat or kayak; or try your hand at windsurfing and jet boating on the lake or the Waikato River. You don’t have to get wet to take in views of the lake either – the Taupo region is a hotspot for adventure activities so pluck up some courage and take to the skies for a helicopter ride, paragliding tour, skydiving excursion or a water-brushing bungee jump.

Lake Taupo is also renowned as one of the world’s trout fishing capitals, with large schools of brown trout and rainbow trout residing in the waters. The lake is famous for its annual international trout-fishing tournament held on Anzac Day and tourists can get in on the action too, with a number of options for trout-fishing cruises.

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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride, Helicopter Flight, Scenic Cruise and Whitewater Rafting, ... 
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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride, Helicopter Flight, Scenic Cruise and Whitewater Rafting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

Take this action-packed challenge in Taupo that will have you experiencing the best of the North Island’s great outdoors from the water and sky! A choice of ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: Varies

From USD $161.02
15000ft Tandem Skydiving in Taupo, Taupo, Helicopter Tours
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15000ft Tandem Skydiving in Taupo

Skydive from 15,000ft above stunning Lake Taupo! Take in spectacular coast to coast views of the Tongariro National Park and the Central Plateau. With free ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $286.02
12000ft Tandem Skydiving in Taupo, Taupo, Adrenaline & Extreme
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

12000ft Tandem Skydiving in Taupo

Skydive from 12,000ft above stunning Lake Taupo, New Zealand's original drop zone! Take in spectacular views of the Tongariro National Park and the Central ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.84
Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo, Taupo, Adrenaline & Extreme
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo

Glide your kayak over Lake Taupo's crystal clear waters as you paddle to the awe-inspiring Maori Rock Carvings on this 4-hour guided tour.  Soak in the view ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.79
Maori Rock Carving Cruise from Taupo, Taupo, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Maori Rock Carving Cruise from Taupo

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Daily Scenic Cruises – Maori Rock Carvings Our daily departing Scenic Cruises leave from the Taupo Boat Harbour on the Cruise Cat. You’ll enjoy cruising in ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.82
White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages, Taupo, Day Cruises
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White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages

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Combine an unmissable white water adventure with another adventure activity and save while you're visiting Lake Taupo. Choose from a bungee jump, mountain ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.73
Tandem Skydive in Taupo from 12,000 Feet, Taupo, White Water Rafting & Float Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Tandem Skydive in Taupo from 12,000 Feet

Experience jumping out of a plane at 12,000 feet (3.6 km) on a tandem skydive. This unforgettable experience in the sky takes place with a skydive instructor; ...  Read more

Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.84

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