As the arrival of spring thaws out the frost of winter, many start to venture outside to make the most of the sunnier days and what better way to do this than by embarking on an outdoor activity! Situated in the heart of New Zealand’s picturesque North Island, Taupō is the place to go if you are seeking adventure, relaxation and/or an abundance of beautiful things to see. Below are 5 outdoor activities to do if you have your sights set on the Taupō region this spring.
Kayak on Lake Taupō
Mix adventure and sightseeing into one trip by kayaking on Australasia’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Taupō. Simply hire a kayak and explore the stunning waters of Lake Taupō yourself or take a guided tour to also learn about the history of the lake and the famous Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings. There are several guided tours of Lake Taupō available, ranging from two-hour trips to half day tours and some include rock jumping and complimentary refreshments. One such tour is hosted by Taupō Kayaking Adventures. You can visit their website here: http://www.tka.co.nz/
Hike the Huka Trails
Hiking the Huka Trails is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the beauty of New Zealand’s native bush as you walk alongside the great Waikato River. Made up of a series of trails that connect Taupō town with Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam, Wairakei Tourist Park and Craters Mountain Bike Park, the Huka Trails are two-way shared with mountain bikers and have various access points along the way. With easy to intermediate level tracks and a variety of hiking times available, you can spend as long as you wish in the idyllic natural surroundings of the Taupō region.
Have a splashtastic adventure!
Experience jetboating and white water rafting all in one splashtastic adventure with an H2-Ohh Combo, brought to you by Tongariro River Rafting. Dart to the base of the roaring Huka Falls in a twin engine V8 jet boat, where you’ll enjoy exhilarating 80km/h speeds and 360 degree spins before being transferred to a white water rafting thrill-trip along the Tongariro River. The H2-Ohh combo includes transport and a light meal and can be split over two days. Visit the Tongariro River Rafting website to book: https://trr.co.nz
Relax at the Wairakei Terraces
Rejuvenate in the soothing waters of the world famous Wairakei Terraces. With temperatures ranging between 42-38 degrees, the pools are positioned below the silica terraces, so they take full advantage of the geothermal waters that is drawn to the earth’s surface from 1.5 kilometres underground. Valued for their wellness properties, the thermal bathing pools at Wairakei Terraces contain silica and minerals that are conducive to healing. Check out their website here: http://www.wairakeiterraces.co.nz/index.php/hot-thermal-pools
Test your nerves on high wire ropes
Take the ultimate challenge and test your nerves in the Rock ‘n Ropes high wire ropes course. Whether you wish to overcome your fear of heights, push your limits or have an adrenalin-charged day out, Rock ‘n Ropes provides a safe and encouraging environment that will leave you with a smile and a sense of accomplishment. With many activities available, from swing bridges to faith leaps to the Giant Swing, your day will be packed with action and adventure. To check out the variety of activity options available, visit: https://www.rocknropes.com
Where to stay in Taupō?
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Taupō that prides itself in exquisite accommodation and top-quality customer service, then look no further than The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge. Overlooking the crystal clear waters of Lake Taupō, The Flying Trout is ideally located in close proximity to all of the activities mentioned above - making it the perfect place to base yourself while visiting the Taupō region. To secure your booking with The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge, visit: http://theflyingtroutboutiquelodge.nz
Contact The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge and book direct online today!
Address: 2/41 Mapara Road, RD5, Taupo – 3385
Phone: 07 3789 030
Phone: 0274 587 724