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    Warm up this winter in Taupō

May 19, 2023

It’s winter time in Aotearoa New Zealand, and there’s no better place to warm up and have some fun than in the beautiful town of Taupō. From thrilling adventures to relaxing hot springs and everything in between, Taupō has it all. So grab your mates, throw on a beanie, and let’s explore some of the best ways to warm up this winter in Taupō. 

Rapids Jet: Get your adrenaline pumping! 

First up, for those of you looking for an adrenaline rush, look no further than Rapids Jet. Jump on board a jet boat and hold on tight as you navigate the Waikato River’s rapids and stunning scenery. You’ll feel the wind in your hair, the spray on your face, and the thrill of the ride as you spin and splash through the water. It’s the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter’s day. 

Rapids Jet in Winter

Geothermal Hot Pools: Relax and unwind this winter

After your jet boat ride, it’s time to relax and unwind – and Taupō’s geothermal hot pools are the perfect way to warm up and soothe your muscles. Take a dip in the naturally heated water and let the mineral-rich pools work their magic. With several different pools to choose from like Wairakei Terraces and DeBretts Hot Springs, you can enjoy a peaceful and rejuvenating soak any time of day or night. 

Shopping: Treat yourself! 

If shopping is more your speed, Taupō has plenty of options to explore. From local boutiques to well-known brands, you’re sure to find something you love. And with winter sales in full swing, now’s the perfect time to treat yourself or find a unique gift for someone special.

Great Bars: Cheers to good times! 

When the sun goes down, Taupō’s nightlife comes alive. With a variety of bars and pubs to choose from, you’re sure to find a spot that suits your style. Whether you’re looking for live music, craft beer, or a cosy fireplace, Taupō’s got you covered. 

Starlight Cinema: Snuggle up with a movie 

If you’re in the mood for a cosy night in, head to the cinema and catch a flick. With a variety of new releases and classic favourites, there’s something for everyone. And with comfy seats and plenty of snacks, you’ll be warm and entertained all night long. 

Huka Falls: A winter wonderland 

Last but not least, don’t miss the chance to see the stunning Huka Falls in all their winter glory. With the water rushing and the mist rising, it’s a breathtaking sight to behold. And with several walking tracks and viewing platforms, you can explore the falls and surrounding area at your own pace. 

Cosy Places to Stay: Make yourself at home 

After a day of adventure and fun, it’s important to have a cosy place to rest your head. Taupō has plenty of options, from luxury hotels to cosy cabins and everything in between.  The Puketui Forest Escape offers not only one, but two fireplaces and an outdoor bathtub – perfect for warming up after a day out and about. The Chalk Farm Stay also offers an outdoor spa and amazing view across the rolling hills.  And with kiwi hospitality and friendly locals, you’ll feel right at home no matter where you stay. 


So there you have it– a roundup of the best ways to warm up this winter in Taupō. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, a soothing soak, or some retail therapy, Taupō has something for everyone. With stunning scenery, friendly locals, and plenty of winter activities, you’ll never want to leave. So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Taupō today and experience the magic of winter in New Zealand! 


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