Best Things To Do in Taupo, New Zealand

Whether you're visiting Taupo for a few days or are a localite, Taupo is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Taupo. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Taupo. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Taupo. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Taupo keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Taupo listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Taupo which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Taupo will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Taupo recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Taupo

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Taupo that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 60 Things To Do in Taupo
    - Used in 111 itineraries
    Huka Falls

    Tags: Nature

    Address: Taupo 3377, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Formed on the Waikato river, the Huka Falls breaks the routine city-life scenes and forms the perfect day spot for nature lovers. The Huka falls’ volume is controlled by the Control Gates Bridge...Read more

  2. #2 of 60 Things To Do in Taupo
    - Used in 15 itineraries
    Great Lake Taupo, Nz

    Tags: Lake, Nature

    Address: Tongariro St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Great Lake Taupo is one of New Zealand’s most famous tourist spots and is also the largest freshwater lake in the Australasia region. The lake is formed on a Caldera (the depressed central p...Read more

  3. #3 of 60 Things To Do in Taupo
    - Used in 71 itineraries
    Craters Of The Moon

    Tags: Nature

    Address: 171 Karapiti Rd, Taupo 3377, New Zealand

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    ‘Craters of the Moon’ is a part of the largest geothermal activity zone in New Zealand and covers an expanse of  25 square kilometres. The craters are named so since they create a rat...Read more

  4. #4 of 60 Things To Do in Taupo
    - Used in 5 itineraries
    Spa Thermal Park

    Tags: Water Body, Park, Hot Spring

    Address: 281 Spa Rd, Tauhara, Taupo 3378, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Spa Thermal Park is a public park in Taupo famous for Otumuheke Stream that has rejuvenating hot springs. The springs are part of the geothermal activity that are intrinsic to Taupo- including the...Read more

  5. #5 of 60 Things To Do in Taupo
    - Used in 2 itineraries

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Cafe

    Address: 255 Mapara Rd, Acacia Bay, 3377, New Zealand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Located around 8 kilometres west of Taupa, the L’arte cafe has topped many tourist lists owing to its creative ambience, good food, fabulous green space and warm service. Even though it is a caf...Read more

  6. #6 of 60 Things To Do in Taupo
    - Used in 3 itineraries
    Taupo Museum

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Exhibition

    Address: 4 Story Pl, Taupo 3330, New Zealand

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The Taupo Museum relives the history of Taupo with vibrant exhibitions including beautiful Maori pieces, art collections, wood carvings, vintage everyday items, nautical exhibits, and a Kiwiana carava...Read more

  7. #7 of 60 Things To Do in Taupo
    - Used in 3 itineraries
    Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley

    Tags: Valley, Nature

    Address: SH 1 (south of SH 1 & 5 intersection), Wairakei Park, Taupo, New Zealand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley offers you the setting of lush green nature with the urban pleasures of a cafe,  a children’s playground area, a Zoo, tents for campers, small cosy cotta...Read more

  8. #8 of 60 Things To Do in Taupo
    - Used in 4 itineraries
    Waipahihi Botanical Reserve

    Tags: Botanical Garden, Nature

    Address: Hyde Ave, Waipahihi, Taupo 3330, New Zealand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    With an array of gorgeous colours waiting to greet you, a walk in the Waipahihi Botanical Gardens is not just recommended but is an absolute must for nature lovers. Located close to the Great Lake Tau...Read more

  9. #9 of 60 Things To Do in Taupo
    - Used in 3 itineraries
    Kinloch Beach Image

    Tags: Beach, Nature

    Address: Kinloch Beach, Taupo, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located around 20 kilometres from Taupo’s central area, the small village of Kinloch offers everything from fishing and water skiing to camping, trekking and wake boarding. The 4-kilometre stret...Read more

Activities And Tours

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