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The area of Lake Taupo, what to do in Taupo?

Taupo is located in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, centred around the beautiful glancing waters of lake Taupo.

The town has a lot to offer, from nice café’s to natural hot pools. It’s the perfect location for adventure, relaxation, nature, culture and biking.

This is an overview of what you can do in Taupo.

Nature: Visiting the Huka Falls, walking around the Lake, cycling through the woods, kayaking at the lake.

Adventure: Skydiving, Jet Boating at the Huka Falls, Bungy Jumping, Skiing, Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Relaxation: Taupo has many (natural) hot pools, where you can relax and enjoy the healing benefits of the pure, volcanic water.

Our Highlights

DeBretts Taupo attraction what to do Taupo DeBretts
As well as the main pools (complete with waterfall and bubbling hydrotherapy spots) we also offer 12 private mineral pools – the perfect complement to our Living Waters day spa.






Huka Falls to do in Taupo Huka Falls

 At the Huka Falls, the Waikato River which is normally 100m wide, is squeezed through a 20 metre wide gorge and over a 20m drop.

Every second up to 220,000 litres of water gushes through the gorge and shoots out over 8 metres beyond to create a beautful blue/green pool.


Huka Jet to do in Taupo Huka Jet

The Huka Jet Boat is an exhilarating, once of a lifetime water ride through the Waikato River with amazing views of the spectacular Huka Falls.

Experience 360 degree spins and speeds of over 80km/hour!

The Huka Jet Boat ride goes for approximately 30 minutes, during which time you travel to the base of the Huka Falls and past the Aratiatia Dam.


Tongariro Crossing what to do around Taupo Tongaririo Crossing

 The Tongariro Alpine Crossing also referred to as the Tongariro Crossing is heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand, while others boast it ranks among the top ten single day treks in the world.

Many who complete the 19.4 kilometre journey will tell you the climbs can be steep and the weather unpredictable, though worth it in every aspect.



art cafe what to do in Taupo L'Arte Cafe

 The cafe and gallery are both set in a magical garden complete with an outside mosaic living room. The food and art at L’Arte’s unique destination are both exquisite. Resident ceramic artist Judi Brennan’s work is evident everywhere and is sold exclusively from L’Arte’s Gallery together with work from other New Zealand artists.






For more information, please visit the Taupo iSite, Great Lake Taupo.