Things to do in Taupo

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Things to Do in Taupo


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Top Attractions in Taupo

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What travellers are saying

  • gizzmo0402
    Stafford, UK67 contributions
    This is a must visit when you're in the area!
    The colours 😍 of the water 💧 is just stunning, and the crazy force of the waterfalls is nothing I've seen before!
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • 622suziej
    Auckland, New Zealand179 contributions
    Lovely little bush walk to see the locks open from further away or closer or right on top. It’s amazing the amount of water that comes down and fills up the river.
    Written 12 August 2023
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  • jojo
    Navi Mumbai, India1,767 contributions
    Being landmark of Taupo, the lake was very beautiful spread over having clean water good for swimming along with good pathways, seating arrangements and viewing spots. Many motels, eateries, shops, bushes, grounds and open places nearby made it more attractive.
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • BG94
    London, UK36 contributions
    Beautiful rivers with mix of cold and hot water. Not too busy and perfect on a warm day and it’s free which is great. Honestly one of the best swims we’ve had in Nz
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • The Winded Traveller
    48 contributions
    Pretty good value for what you get to do and see. 10 dollars for entry is pretty good. Get a half decent walk.
    Written 23 November 2023
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  • joanna659
    Brisbane, Australia14 contributions
    Beautiful hand blown glass pieces, felt it was a little bit of an ask to have to pay to watch the glass blowing process. Have been to see several glass blowers in Australia and never been asked to pay to watch them, I feel like when you watch them work you're involved in the process and can really appreciate how much work and love goes into each piece. Would have loved to have some spare $$ to buy a bigger piece .
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Patsy_nz
    Palmerston North, New Zealand208 contributions
    This place is now a ‘must’ whenever we are in the area. The art is breathtakingly beautiful, the food is delicious. Hard to pick a favourite option but the scrambled eggs are textbook perfection, the French toast is divine.
    You won’t mind taking a wee detour to get here, and if you’re headed south use it as an excuse to try the western road!
    Written 13 November 2023
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  • Livakiwi
    Upper Hutt, New Zealand47 contributions
    We went with my mom and niece that visit us from overseas and all of us enjoyed the trip very much.
    This is an easy short trip that you can do with family and friends on a good sunny day. The cruise at 1.30pm include a short demonstration of trout fishing. We didn’t catch any, but it was still a nice experience which ended with the crew handing out samples of smoke trout fish from their previous trip.
    If I may comment, the commentary (which was very interesting) was too loud inside the boat. Other than that, it’s highly recommended.
    Written 18 March 2023
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  • Vince W
    Hamilton, New Zealand7 contributions
    If you are after a pleasant stroll through lovely gardens then this is the place. Walk around the ring road and top to admire the views of the lake and mountains.
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • Trafalgarhills
    Taupo, New Zealand4 contributions
    Such a friendly place to visit with lovely well cared for animals. Staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Nice and shady so kids can play under the trees. They enjoyed the ice cream too.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • jojo
    Navi Mumbai, India1,767 contributions
    Really it is the history, culture and stories of the community and discovered some unique treasures. Very good hospitality and information. Kid friendly with many creative arts. Bringing nature and Māori had significant role, its origins, culture and perseverance. The Caravan, Stotts Mill, Trout Fishing, Moe , Hidden Kiwi, Waka, Red Oak all had its indigenous story. Kid’s encouragements arts and competition was most liked.The Joan Williamson Rose Garden was equally beautiful and attractive.
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • Darthgelo
    Doha, Qatar39 contributions
    Ordered deep fried calamari and half kilo of prawns in garlic butter, and they were huge! The aioli dip for calamari is great, but the dip for the prawn needs a little tweak, so i decided to mix it together and it tasted better.
    The service was fast even with many tables were occupied during lunch. The host (Rachael) was very accommodating and
    Recommended to go for outside tables as you will have a view of the water from Huka falls as well the Huka jet.
    Written 24 March 2023
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