Activities

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

58km 41 minutes

Explore spectacular nature at New Zealand's most colourful natural volcanic park.

Waikato River Trails

4km 5 minutes

A series of Waikato cycling and walking trails along the Waikato River has become a reality.


Cougar Mountain Bike Park

21km 18 minutes

Cougar Mountain Bike Park offers 35km of off-road forest tracks with views over the surrounding area.

Redwoods Mountain Bike Park

34km 25 minutes

Rotorua is renowned among mountain bikers as a premier riding destination.


Timber Trail Accomodation

75km 55 minutes

Start your Timber Trail booking here....you can contact operators direct or book online.

Timber Trail Cycle Track

54km 42 minutes

The Timber Trail passes through magnificent podocarp forests of rimu, totara, miro, matai and kahikatea.


Huka Falls

34km 24 minutes

The Huka Falls are the largest falls on the Waikato River located near Taupo.

Aratiatia Rapids

34km 24 minutes

Famous rapids used in Peter Jackson's movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.


Taupo Rapids Jet Boat

36km 28 minutes

Fun, Safe, & Exhilarating jet boating through world famous block buster film locations.

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

48km 38 minutes

Experience the 'Living Waters' of Te Manaroa Spring - the largest single source of pure boiling water in NZ.


Huka Falls River Cruise

34km 24 minutes

Stand above the turbulent white water and experience the awesome power of the Huka Falls!

Orakei Korako

28km 25 minutes

Orakei Korako is a highly active geothermal area situated in the Taupo Volcanic Zone.


Crafty Trout Brewery

44km 33 minutes

The Crafty Trout is the only brewery in Taupo brewing all of its Beers and Ciders.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

122km 1 h 36minutes

Often described as the best one day hike in New Zealand.


Craters of the Moon Mountain Bike Park

34km 24 minutes

Craters MTB Park is located 10 minutes north of Taupō in the Wairakei Forest.

NZ Cycle Trail

The central north island is home to a range of excellent cycle trails which cater for all abilities.