The Great Lake Taupō region is the perfect place to get a sense of what New Zealand's North Island is all about.
If you've trekked along the riverbanks and through the native bush of the Waikato River and admired Huka Falls and your inner nature-lover still isn't satiated, how about exploring the beaches and bays of Lake Taupo from a kayak? Whether you're brave enough to go it alone or you'd prefer a guided tour, this is a great way to discover the beauty of New Zealand's largest lake.
If you get more of a thrill from history and art than from throwing yourself out of a plane, how about checking out the Mine Bay Maori rock carvings on the shores of Lake Taupo? At over 14 metres high, these unusual carvings really are something special.
If it's extreme sports you're after, you've come to the right place! From jetboating the rapids to skydiving above the brilliant blue waters of Lake Taupo, from bungy jumping over the Waikato River to night skiing the Whakapapa trails in the Tongariro National Park, there are countless ways to embrace the adrenaline in Great Lake Taupō!