Element Bar has something mad going on 7 days a week: Trivia, Cheap Drinks and the best DJs in town. Taupo is a tiny little town and the main street is lined with bars and pubs. Grab a $10 Pizza and Drink Deal at Element Bar before hitting the dance floor or kicking but in Trivia.
#2 Tongariro Alpine Crossing
The most famous of all NZ one day hikes! Most backpackers will take the hike through this beautiful national park when visiting New Zealand. At the top you will find luminous Green and Blue Lakes. Don't forget to tackle Mt Doom from the Lord of the Rings! It's a hard one - 2 hours to the top and just 20 minutes coming down! Frodo did it so you maybe can too! Only one way to find out.
#3 Spa Thermal Park
DONT PAY TO BATHE!!! We have some amazing free natural thermal pools for you to enjoy! Only a short walk, drive or even bike ride away. Don’t forget drinks and snacks as once you’re in you won’t ever want to get out.
#4 Huka Jet
Huka Falls is a popular Taupo attraction. You can walk to the Falls from Base and this will take about 30 minutes. But if you want to see the Huka Falls up close then come feel the power of the Huka falls jet... 2 Supercharged V6 Buick engines, 520bhp, 800 litres of water pumped through every second.
Huka Jet is where it’s at!
The ultimate adrenaline rush of your life with the most spectacular views of the largest Fresh Water Lake in Australasia with a surface area of 616 square kilometres jumping out of a plane at 12,000ft – 15,000ft is another kind of crazy my best ever experience in life so far. Skydive Taupo - Do it!!!
#6 Barbary Party Cruise
Enjoy a sunset cruise across NZ’s largest and most beautiful lake to the sensational Maori Rock Carvings- on board you can relax with the brilliant barbs crew and even jump off for a refreshing swim! Take a few bevies on board and let the relaxation begin!
Experience NZ’s highest water touch bungy!! 47m, suspended out over a stunning gorge bound to take your breath away! If the scenery doesn’t then the idea of doing the bungy just might! Beautiful views and a great way to warm up for the Nevis in Queenstown. If you're keen to spice it up a bit - try a backflip!
Let Tongariro River Rafting take you on a once in a lifetime Rafting experience through some famous NZ wilderness territory! Experience over 50 roller coaster rapids and the thrill of your life!
#9 ENJOY the lake!
Chill by our awesome lake and relax with a book or a beer in one of the most beautiful towns in NZ!!!
#10 STAY AT Base
The ONLY place to stay while enjoying beautiful Taupo! Enjoy modern facilities with hotel standard rooms and enjoy the panoramic views of Mt doom from our spacious sun deck! Get involved in our daily free activities over summer and enjoy the warmest welcome from our awesome crew
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