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Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand, at over 230 square miles (596 square kilometers). Formed by a prehistoric supervolcanic eruption, the lake now sits in the volcano’s dormant caldera. Walk the pristine shores of this naturaltaonga (treasure), kayak or waterski, or enjoy the trout fishing for which the lake is famous.

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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

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Cruise around the scenic bays of Lake Taupo and admire the Maori Rock Carvings during this boat tour. Aboard the boat, listen to informative commentary about the ecology, volcanology, and cultural history of the area. Admire the impressive views of the snowy mountain tops of the UNESCO-listed Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo's picturesque shores. See the Maori Rock Carvings depicting the legends of the local Tuwharetoa tribe. Choose from morning departure (includes tea) or afternoon departure (includes a fishing demonstration).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.99
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo

Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo

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Paddle a kayak to the magnificent Maori rock carvings on Lake Taupo with a half-day tour from Acacia Bay. You’ll learn the cultural significance behind the towering inscriptions, which were completed in 1980, and enjoy great views across the crystal-clear lake to the Tongariro Mountains. Approaching the Maori rock carvings by kayak means you can see them up close, passing native bush and tiny inlets, then floating right at the base of the cliff. Both morning and afternoon departures are available and beginning paddlers are welcome.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua

Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua

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Discover New Zealand’s geothermal hotspots on a day trip from Rotorua to Lake Taupo, stopping to explore one of two remarkable destinations. Select Orakei Korako to see terraced pools of steaming water, or opt for Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland’s otherworldly colors. Limited to 11 people for more personal service, this day trip includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located hotels, as well as entrance fees at the geothermal site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.98
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Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

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Fall to Earth from 15,000 feet (4,570 meters) on this tandem skydiving adventure at Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s original drop zone. Get picked up in a stretch Hummer, and prepare for your flight with an orientation and professional gear. After cruising to altitude, summon your courage and jump from the plane with a tandem master over the shores of Lake Taupo. During 60 unforgettable seconds of freefall, catch views of both coasts and the snowy peaks of Tongariro National Park before gliding back to solid ground via parachute.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lake Taupo 12,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving
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Lake Taupo 12,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

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Experience the thrill of freefalling from 12,000 feet (3,660 meters) above Lake Taupo on this New Zealand tandem skydiving adventure. Prepare for your flight with pickup in a stretch Hummer, then gear up and gather your courage on the flight up to altitude. After jumping from the plane with a tandem master, enjoy 40 exhilarating seconds of freefall followed by unbeatable views of both coasts and the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park as you glide back to earth by parachute.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Amazing New Zealand Itineraries & chauffeur-driven tours

Amazing New Zealand Itineraries & chauffeur-driven tours

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Our tours are personalised to suit your interests and time available, choose from 1 day to 21 days ! You can self-drive or have your own chauffeur-guide. Please contact us with your requirements.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$732.30
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Stray New Zealand: Tui

Stray New Zealand: Tui

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If you want to visit both islands and get a real New Zealand experience, but you don’t need to return to Auckland, the North to South will take you from Auckland to Christchurch on the most epic route possible! You’ll bounce between iconic destinations, stunning remote spots and places you’ll never forget.
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  • 21 days
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Stand Up Paddle Board Hire - Lake Taupo

Stand Up Paddle Board Hire - Lake Taupo

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Enjoy Lake Taupo in an active yet relaxing way with a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rental. You can set off across the water at your own pace, paddling along the shore or checking out sights such as the Maori Rock Carvings.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3-Day Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and Taupo Tour from Auckland

3-Day Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and Taupo Tour from Auckland

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Discover the North Island on a 3-day guided coach tour, traveling round-trip from Auckland. Experience the magical luminescence of thousands of glowworms during an underground boat ride at Waitomo Glowworm Caves. In Rotorua, visit the Agrodome and experience geothermal wonders like Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia, then learn about Maori traditions with a cultural performance. Enjoy sightseeing at the picturesque lakeside setting of Taupo including its top attraction: Huka Falls. Two nights’ accommodation with hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 3 days
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$878.03
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Lake Taupo - Maori Rock Carvings Package (Mountain Biking & Kayaking)

Lake Taupo - Maori Rock Carvings Package (Mountain Biking & Kayaking)

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Explore the northeastern end of Lake Taupo by both land and water with a combo bike and kayak tour from Taupo. You'll start by biking from Acacia Bay to Kinloch along the W2K section of the Great Lake Trail on a 2- to 2.5-hour ride. Then enjoy lunch before hopping in a kayak to paddle from Whakaipo Bay to the Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$278.46
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3-Day Auckland to Wellington Tour

3-Day Auckland to Wellington Tour

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Travel the length of the North Island on this independent tour. Spend two nights in Rotorua at four-star accommodation (included in trip price). Break up the long drive with explorations in glittering glow worm caves, demonstration organic farms, and geothermal park. This tour is family friendly and provides car seats and wheelchair access.
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  • 3 days
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$658.34
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20 Day Legendary New Zealand Tour

20 Day Legendary New Zealand Tour

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Starting from Auckland, we make our way down the beautiful and volcanic North Island to the capital, Wellington, before catching a ferry to cross the Cook Strait to get up close and personal with the South Island. As with all our tours, we do include a few 'must-do' events, ranging from a Māori cultural night to learning to paddle a waka (Māori canoe), and a greenstone carving experience. You will see a wide range of optional activities available to add, from bungy jumping and dolphin swimming to jet boating and scenic flights. Just add the ones you want! Activities can be pre-booked or purchased on the road - just let your tour guide know. We can't always guarantee availability when booking on the road, so we suggest pre- booking any activities you especially want to do.
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  • 21 days
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Great Lake Trail Lake Taupo 2-Day Mountain Biking Tour

Great Lake Trail Lake Taupo 2-Day Mountain Biking Tour

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Western Bay Scenic 2 Day Mountain Biking Tour Ride the Great Lake Trail on this 2-day Grade 3 mountain biking tour, a perfect way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Great Lake Taupo region. You will be biking the 19.5 km Kawakawa section (Orakau & K2K) on Day 1 and the 21km W2K section on Day 2. The Great Lake Trail is one of the most popular trails of the New Zealand Cycle Trail network. You will be riding along undulating pumice trails through native forest and wetlands, where the landscape unfolds to reveal stunning views across the water to the majestic volcanic mountains of the Tongariro National Park. Dramatic scenery combines with serene lake views, powerful waterfalls, native bird song and incredible trail quality to deliver an unforgettable experience.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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4-Day Wellington to Auckland via Rotorua Tour

4-Day Wellington to Auckland via Rotorua Tour

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An independent four-day tour package departing Wellington daily with three nights 4 to 4.5 star accommodation in Rotorua and Auckland. Visit some of the best attractions in Rotorua including Te Puia, with its impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools, and cultural Maori performances, as well as a working New Zealand farm and nature reserve which showcases our native wildlife. Visit the famous Hobbiton Movie Set for a fully guided tour of this unique attraction as well as a boat tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where hundreds of tiny glowworms lights guide the way. Finally, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Auckland on the final day. Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included for all transfers and activities listed.
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  • 4 days
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Auckland to Wellington via Rotorua and Taupo 7 Day Private Tour

Auckland to Wellington via Rotorua and Taupo 7 Day Private Tour

Experience the diverse and stunning natural landscapes that the North Island of New Zealand has to offer. There are plenty of adventure filled and relaxing activities for you to choose from so you can do as little or as much as you like. Enjoy learning about the interesting history and culture of New Zealand topped off with some beautiful views combined with unique experiences for memories to last a lifetime.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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17-Day Kiwi Explorer

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

Make this most of your time in New Zealand with this small group tour, which winds through some of the best spots on both islands. From the museums of Wellington to the magnificent Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand has surprises both cultural and natural. This tour allows you to see some of the best spots in New Zealand, traveling in coaches and staying in a range of quality accommodation.
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  • 17 days
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7-Day North Island Adventure Tour From Auckland

7-Day North Island Adventure Tour From Auckland

Starting from Auckland, we hit up some great spots and places while we make our way down to New Zealand's capital, Wellington, through the North's hottest destinations. (Note: this tour can also be done from Wellington to Auckland) If you are arriving in Auckland with a few days to spare, we have a great 3 day tour taking in the Bay of Islands which shows the Northland. You can also extend the tour by two nights and travel with us to the South Island, ending your trip in Christchurch. Activities can also be purchased on the road – just let your tour guide know! We can't always guarantee availability when booking on the road, so we suggest pre-booking any activities you especially want to do. To have stress free start of your tour, you can opt to stay the night before the tour starts – only having to walk downstairs on the day the tour begins! The last night of your tour is included, and we can also book a few extra nights for you if you would like to extend your stay.
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  • 7 days 12 hours
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$1,141.67
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland + Lake Taupo Day Tour (From Auckland Return)

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland + Lake Taupo Day Tour (From Auckland Return)

Take a day tour from Auckland to nature’s two famous attractions, the surreal experience of Wai-O-Tapu and the amazing sight and sounds of Huka falls.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$306.10
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4-Day Auckland to Wellington via Rotorua Tour

4-Day Auckland to Wellington via Rotorua Tour

An independent four-day tour package departing Auckland daily with three nights 4 to 4.5 star accommodation in Rotorua and Wellington. Get the most out of this unique opportunity by marvelling at the shimmering lights of tiny glow worms during a magical subterranean experience at the Waitomo Caves and to take in Rotorua’s impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools, and cultural Maori performances together with a trip to a working New Zealand farm and nature reserve which showcases our native wildlife. You'll also be able to enjoy a trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set on day two and a sightseeing tour of Wellington on your final day. Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included for all transfers and activities listed.
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  • 4 days
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Should I book Lake Taupo tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lake Taupo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 19 Lake Taupo tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Lake Taupo 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lake Taupo costs USD 24.99. Guided Lake Taupo tours start around USD 24.99 per person. See all 19 Lake Taupo tickets and tours on Viator.
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