Things to do with the family in Taupo
Family Things to Do around Great Lake Taupō
Thermally heated public swimming pools. Indoor outdoor leisure pool, two hydro slides, private spas, two 25 metre pools, great family fun.
Open from 6am-9pm Mon-Fri and 7am-9pm Sat &Sun. Taupō Events Centre, corner Spa Road and AC Baths Avenue, Taupō.
Fun for all ages! Slides, highwires, trampolines, jungle swings and picnic area.
Operating hours vary. 23B Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupō Airport.
There are a number of day walks around the area ranging from 30 minutes up to full day walks. Walks and hikes brochure available from the Taupō or Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centres.
Great Lake Shuttles
Bike hire and Mountain bike trails shuttle service and back. Suitable for 12 year olds and older. Local walks shuttle – walk some of the amazing one day or multi-day walks around this stunning area! Phone 021 656 424.
Watch bees in their glass viewing hives and sample a myriad of honey products. Café on site.
Open daily, free admission. Situated in the Wairakei Tourist Park.
Horse Treks through pine forests with views of Craters of the Moon. Pony rides also available.
Check with Taupō or Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centres for times.
Huka Prawn Park
New Zealand’s only Prawn Park and home to the famous “Shawn the Prawn”.
Park’s activities include “Shawn’s Walk”, prawn fishing and “Killer Prawn Golf”. Dine in Taupō’s
only Riverside Restaurant. Open 7 days.
Huka Falls River Cruise
Awesome views of Huka Falls and the Waikato River, great platform for photography. Sheltered and indoor seating. Set daily departure times, duration 1 hour 20 minutes.
Adult $35, Child $15.
Indoor Climbing Wall
432 sq metres of climbing area with 30 different climbing routes. Open 3:30 pm – 9 pm Mon – Fri, closed Sat, 1 pm – 7 pm Sun (hours vary due to bookings in main stadium).
Fitness Centre also available.
Taupō Events Centre, corner Spa Road and AC Baths Avenue, Taupō.
Explore the Waikato River by kayak.
This is a scenic, gentle, flat water paddle that includes a swim in natural hot pools. Children as
young as 3 can ride along with an adult.