On the banks of the beautiful Waikato River, just 10 minutes north of Taupo, you’ll find New Zealand’s only Prawn Park.
It’s the home of ‘Shawn the Prawn’.
Adventure and challenge for the whole family.
Catch me if you can. Cook me and eat me or simply book into the restaurant for a prawn feast.
Taupo Golf Club offers golfers a unique golfing experience
with two 18 hole golf courses on offer year round, along
with modern facilities and services to provide you with a wonderful golfing experience in Taupo.
Our courses are located close to Taupo township and
situated in a mature park setting amongst thermal activity
and under the eye of Mt Tauhara.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.
Taupo Motorsport Park is New Zealand's premier driver training and
motorsport facility.. As an international qualifying race circuit and
NZDRA approved drag strip we play host to top world motorsport events
making Taupo the 'Home of New Zealand Motorsport'.
As a venue for conferences, corporate functions, driver training, race
experience and a specialist motor industry business centre, Taupo
Motorsport Park brings a Total Driving Experience to New Zealand.
One of the world's leading Trapeze artists has developed an airbag landing system that allows for all manner of exciting activities which hitherto could only be performed by wearing a safety harness. But right here at Action World Taupo amazing feats are possible without risk, thanks to our airbag safety systems.
This includes the Circus Trapeze as high as the professionals use; a High Wire Tight Ropez at 4 metres; Jungle Swingz where you swing from trapeze-to-trapeze; a jousting pole where you try and knock your friends off a padded bridge 3 metres above the ground; and even a slide which catapults you off a ramp at high speed sending you flying before landing!
Not forgetting about the Big Air slide, Free Cimb wall and amazing Big Swing of course!
So, if you've ever fancied yourself as a flying trapeze artist, Action World Taupo is the best place in the world to do it, without a safety harness but still in perfect safety!
So bring the family for a day of fun-filled excitement!
Travel north along the Thermal Explorer Highway (SH 5) towards Rotorua for 53km (40 mins drive). Turn right where signposted and travel a further 1km to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.
Thousands of Years in the Making, A Wonderland of Stunning Geothermal Activity. Highly recommended by Pegasus staff.
Visitors can walk at their own pace and view a wide range of features which include
* The World Famous Champagne Pool
* Expansive Vistas
* Huge Volcanic Craters
* The Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am
* Steaming Ground
* Naturally coloured Hot and Cold pools
* Sinter Terrace Formations
* See New Zealand’s largest Bubbling Mud Pool
The natural bush setting adds another dimension to the experience as does the large Visitor Centre with excellent retail and cafe facilities.
Lava Glass, Glass Blowing Studio, Gallery and Café is the latest tourist attraction to come to Taupo, New Zealand. Lava Glass offers a unique opportunity to view the captivating process of Glass Blowing.
We invite you to take your time to peruse the adjoining shop and gallery with a myriad of glass art by Lynden Over, Chris Jones and other talented glass artists.
Our newest addition is the on-site Café where you can enjoy freshly made cakes, scones and slices or pick from the other delicious choices on the menu. Sit inside on comfortable couches, or outside on the sunny patio and take in the rural surroundings.
The Lava Glass Café and Gallery also offer a unique environment for a corporate function or special celebration.
In our Glass Blowing Studio, the public can view the glass blowing process by Glass Artist Lynden Over. His training in glass blowing, jewellery and sculpture brings a unique quality of form to his glass work.
Lynden's work includes bowls, stopper bottles, vases, spiral bottles, galactic bowls, paper weights, pillar platters and more. All pieces are individually made, and therefore all vary slightly in shape size and design, making it an original artwork.
Maori Cultural experience. An absolute must to see on your visit to Taupo.
A world renowned trek through the amazing scenery of National Park. Scenic volcanic (active) areas. A climb of 1886metres to the red crater, then dropping down to the vivd Emerald and Blue Lakes. A 7 to 8 hour trek.
We provide an excellent quality of service and rates that are suited for even the tightest budget. All year round!
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'. Taupo Cliffhanger is New Zealand's newest extreme swing, which lets swingers take in the view while they swing through nature. Located upstream of Huka Falls, and just 5 minutes from the Great Lake.
Taupo Bungy commenced operation in 1991, and since then more than 275,000 people from all over the world have taken the plunge.
We have the privilege of employing some of the best skydivers from around the world. Our mission is not just to send you on an amazing and safe skydive, we are here to expand your mind and show you a world of possibilities.
We are situated on the shores of Lake Taupo in the beautiful volcanic plateau of the Tongariro National Park. Taupo Tandem Skydiving is the first tandem skydive operation in New Zealand and is currently the largest in the world. Operating daily, year round (weather permitting) since 1992, we have the capacity to skydive up to 220 tandem students a day.
Exiting the plane up to 15000 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.
Motel and Superior Backpackers. A new step in affordable accommodation. Situated on the corner of Tamamutu and Kaimanawa Streets in Taupo, Silver Fern Lodge offers guests a choice of Executive motel studio units, Standard motel studio units, access motel studio units and Bunk Room. Facilities include Lounge, Kitchen & Dining Room, Guest Laundry, Dryer Room, Bike Storage, Car Parking, Luggage Storage, Food/Drink Vending Machines, Internet Cafe & Payphone and Activity Bookings.
Renowned for its ambience and affable hospitality, with a popular restaurant and neighbourhood bar and 31 tasteful accommodation units, both studio and self-contained, only a stone's throw from Turangi township and within comfortable travelling distance of the area's plethora of major tourist attractions. Over the last 10 years, owners and congenial hosts Craig Morey and Angela Jones have developed an engaging, convivial environment where tourists and visitors mingle with locals, anglers, and guides, providing a delectable taste of small town New Zealand life. Pristine lakes Taupo, Rotoiara, Otamangakau, Kuratau, and Rotopounamu, and more than 80 wilderness walks within 45 minutes.
Centrally located with 15 stunning units, the choice of spa baths, all beautifully furnished, and most have mountain and lake views.Take an easy leisurely stroll to cafes and shops or unwind down on the waters edge. Business or family fun, enjoy it all with ASURE Ascot Motor Inn. Jocelyn and Murray look forward to meeting you and adding something a little special to your stay.
The newly refurbished hostel in the town centre of Taupo! Blackcurrant Backpackers, formerly known as Burkes Backpackers, is a long established backpackers here in Taupo. Two intrepid travellers, Ross McFarlane from Scotland and Beth Aldridge from England, came to Taupo, fell in love with the place and decided to make it home. We have had the hostel now for just over a year and are busy making lots of changes….recognising that people want real value for money, comfort and a fun place to stay but with a good nights sleep is paramount in our minds.
Welcome to Taupo's original and favourite backpackers. Rainbow Lodge was purpose designed and built for the needs of travellers. Taupo is famous for its Rainbow Trout and beautiful scenery. The hostel opened in 1984 and Ross McFarlane took over in 2002 and has been quietly refining Rainbow Lodge to meet the needs of today's travellers!
Centrally located with just a 5 minute walk to the Taupo town centre and the lakefront. The YHA Taupo hostel consists of double, twin and multi-share backpacker accommodation in the main building and a fully self-contained lodge which is perfect for group accommodation. Some of the private rooms have ensuite bathrooms. The grounds around YHA Taupo have tent site accommodation, a BBQ picnic area, an actual clothesline as well as hammocks in the garden. Relax in the hot tub or sit out on the large deck with mountain and lake views. Get to know other backpackers over a game of volleyball, table tennis, or pool. YHA Taupo also has a classic video library in its cosy lounge and WiFi internet access for those days when you just want to take it easy.
If you’re looking for backpackers accommodation at a backpackers hostel in Taupo, then stay with us at Taupo Urban Retreat, your ‘Urban’ backpackers lodge in the heart of downtown Taupo. We have a great central location but are still a quiet, secure and a safe place to stay while visiting Taupo. Taupo Urban Retreat has a funky ‘Urban’ vibe, set in a rustic theme. With large communal indoor and outdoor areas, Taupo Urban Retreat Backpackers Lodge is a great place to chill out with friends or meet new people. Backpackers accommodation options include double, twin and dormitory styles - some with en-suite, others with shared bathrooms.
Taupo Ika Nui is a world class timeshare resort situated beside the beautiful Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. Accommodation is solely for Taupo Ika Nui owners, owners from other timeshare here in New Zealand and around the world who swap their entitlement from their home resort – known as “exchange holidays”. Your Timeshare apartment is your holiday home for the time you own it. All units have a private deck with great views of Lake Taupo and the mountains. The resort has a wide range of facilities available to members including a BBQ area, guest lounge, heated pool and spa area, games room and laundry.