Red flag - Hole in One
The ultimate prize in golf.
We give NZ$10,000 to every one who gets the Red flag hole in one.
Blue flag - Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Exiting the plane up to 12000 feet (over one minute in freefall), you have the opportunity to experience the incomparable exhilaration of free-falling. A spectacular parachute ride over the stunning background of the Lake Taupo region and the snow capped volcanoes ends the adventure.
Tick this off your bucket list.
Blue flag - Taupo's Floatplane
Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of scenic flights over various points of interest around the vibrant Taupo and National Park region. Please see the various packages available where you can include activities and attractions to your scenic flight and truly experience all that Taupo has to offer.
Taupo’s Floatplane can even drop you and your partner off on a secluded beach for an hour or two of hiking, beach combing or simply just relaxing. Don’t forget those special occasions either – there have been spectacular marriage proposals using Taupo’s Floatplane services!!
Best way to see all of Lake Taupo. A scenic flight for 2 adults.More Info
Blue Flag - Chris Jolly Scenic Cruises
DAILY SCENIC CRUISES TO THE MAORI ROCK CARVINGS
Blue flag - Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre
Welcome to Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre
Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Qualmark rated 4 Star PLUS Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre takes
pride of place on the beautiful shores of Lake Taupo. With magnificent
and uninterrupted views of the stunning great Lake Taupo, and the
backdrop of the majestic volcanoes Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt
Ngauruhoe, your stay with us will be enjoyable and most memorable.
Suncourt offers great service, an array of comfortable accommodation,
and fantastic facilities. We have Studio Accommodation, One and Two
Bedroom Units, a 4-Room Conference Venue, fabulous outdoor swimming
pool, heated spa and a safe playground for the children to burn off some
of that energy. Our on-site Restaurant and Bar, \'Chill On Northcroft\',
is open 7 days for delicious cuisine, your favourite tipple, and a
selection of specials changing daily. Recent renovations to the
exterior with fabulous Central Otago schist have taken Suncourt to whole
new level and we are very excited about what the future will bring our
White Flag - Ernest Kemp
WORLD FAMOUS MAORI ROCK CARVINGS CRUISES.
1 ½ - 2 Hour Scenic Cruises. We cruise every day.
Ernest Kemp cruising the pristine waters of Lake Taupo for over 40 years.
Live informative commentary – Colour brochure of history and meaning of Maori Rock Carvings
Complimentary tea, coffee and cookies.
Comfortable seating both inside and out.
Free Postcard & Free WiFi
Summer Cocktail Cruise includes complimentary wine, beer and pizza.
Unique and comfortable in all weather conditions, enjoy an authentic Kiwi cruise experience on Lake Taupo
White Flag - Sail Barbary
Sail Barbary - eco sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings
Taupo's only zero emissions eco experience with 2 fully electric yachts. No noise and no diesel fumes.
The Maori Rock Carvings are possibly the largest of their type in the world and are a must-see attraction, only accessible by boat. We have been offering sailing cruises to these carvings for over 30 years.
Soak up the sun or roll up your sleeves; you can take the wheel, help hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the view. You’re guaranteed amazing photo opportunities as you experience one of life’s postcard moments. You can even bring your own food and beverages. Things really couldn’t get more Kiwi.
The boat is equipped for all conditions; if the wind dies down, our eco-friendly electric engine will kick in. When the wind is up, you can enjoy sailing and really relax for 2.5 hours.
White Flag - Taupo Kayaking Adventures
Maori Rock Carvings with Taupo Kayaking Adventures
Let us take you on a 1/2 day adventure kayaking to the impressive 14m high Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay, Lake Taupo. Only accessible by water, a visit to the carvings is one of the must do activity in Taupo.
The impressive 14m high Maori Rock Cravings is located at Mine Bay on Lake Taupo, and is only accessible by boat or kayak. Come with us as we take you below native bush, past steep cliffs and mini inlets before arriving at the amazing carvings. Your experienced guide will explain the carving's cultural significance to the lake and surrounding areas while you float beneath them. On our return we stop for gourmet refreshments, where you can take the opportunity to swim or dip your toes in the clear waters of our beautiful lake. Our double kayaks are safe and easy for everyone to use. We have motorised kayaks for those who do not want to paddle the entire way. No experience is necessary.
For other cool kayaing experiences visit www.tka.co.nz
White Flag - Orakei Korako
Orakei Korako ‘The Place of Adorning’- a spectacular Geothermal attraction located between Taupo and Rotorua, the large geothermal field straddles the Waikato River at Lake Ohakuri, with a unique boat ride that takes you to the geothermal park 365 days of the year. Scenery with its ever-changing beauty this valley represents the acme in thermal perfection. Orakei Korako is alive with activity escaping the terraces and bubbling into the lake below. Unbelievable colour, gurgling Mud pools, Volcanic hot springs and a very rare geothermal cave. A hidden valley of exceptional natural beauty.
Enjoy before or after café refreshments looking over scenic Lake Ohakuri
Visit www.orakeikorako.co.nz for further information.
White flag - Big Sky Parasailing
Pure fun, pure rush..adrenaline pumpimg parasailing for one
Big Sky Parasailing.
For an extreme thrill imagine hanging from the end of an 800 foot line above Lake Taupo...then dropping down in freefall and getting wet before acelerating up to 800 feet again.
White flag - Huka falls jet
Hukafalls Jet in Taupo, offers a unique combination of excitement and natural beauty. A 30-minute thrilling jet boat ride in the hands of a down-to-earth, funny professional jet boat driver who can make a jet boat do things you would never believe possible.
The half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and natural hot springs.
Combine 360° spins and passing nature by incredibly close at disorientating speeds for an amazing must-do visitor experience, before even reaching the awe inspiring majesty that is the Huka Falls. From the unique vantage point on the jet boat you have the best water level view of Huka Falls – New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction. Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat company operating in this stretch of the Waikato River and offers one of the best jet boat rides in New Zealand.
Jet boating at its best. A free trip for one hell of a rideMore Info
White flag - Hole in One
A Hole in One logo cap, tee shirt and 12 professional tour balls. We also have large golf umbrellas , beanies and ball repair markers you may like to choose.More Info
White flag - Taupo Bungy
You’ve found one of Taupo’s leading adventure activities! Located in the stunning volcanic Waikato River Valley, Taupo Bungy is considered one of the world’s most spectacular bungy sites, featuring the world’s first cantilever platform and New Zealand’s first ‘splash cam’. Located upstream of Huka Falls, and just 5 minutes from the Great Lake.
Experience the rush with a free bungy jump or giant swing for oneMore Info
White flag -Rafting New Zealand
Rafting New Zealand. Taupo’s “River People”.
From the serious thrills of whitewater rafting to a scenic, gentle paddle, the rivers of the Lake Taupo region have it all! Travel through beautiful native bush by raft and feel your heart thumping in the rush of the rapids, enjoy the silence of the calm pools.
Owner/Operator\'s Luke and Pianika Boddington love to raft and love to share their passion for rafting rivers with all their clients, their enthusiasm for their excellent product is infectious and helps to create the unique experience that is rafting with Rafting New Zealand.
Rafting tours depart Taupo daily. We supply everything you need for a great day out: door to door transport in clean, comfortable vehicles, personal equipment for warmth & safety. Afterwards, refuel with your complimentary hot kai (food). To choose the best trip for you, check out www.raftingnewzealand.comMore Info
White flag - Rapids Jet
Jet Boats - Taupo, New Zealand
Fun, Safe, Exhilarating - Adrenaline Rush Guaranteed!
The Jet Boat is a New Zealand icon, and jet boating is a favourite activity for Kiwis. Set in the beautiful Aratiatia Scenic Reserve is New Zealand’s best white water Jet Boat Ride, Rapids Jet.
Conveniently located just 15 minutes drive north of Taupo and 50 minutes south of Rotorua, Rapids Jet operates on the biggest rapids for commercial jetboating in New Zealand.
Shoot through a narrow canyon, be exhilarated by spins on crystal clear waters, spot a trout and surf the pressure waves of the awesome Nga AwaPurua rapids. Take time to view the amazing surrounds of Aratiatia Scenic Reserve, and learn about the wildlife and history of the area with your Kiwi owner/drivers Rusty, Jimmy and Gazza.
Our 35 minute blast guarantees an adrenaline rush! Since 1993, over 140,000 passengers aged 5-89 years have safely experienced the thrill of real white water jet boating with Rapids Jet.More Info