Lake Taupo is a great place to spend your vacation. With the lake surrounded by snowy mountains and lots of rivers this is the perfect location for an amazing photo album or for any photographer looking for a beautiful scenery. Plus, there are lots of things to do at lake Taupo.
Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park -The Hidden Valley
Packed with geothermal pools, Orakei Korako Cave is a “must visit” place. A boat trip across the lake allows you to discover the cave, the large geyser which is spectacular when it whistles and lot of beautiful hiking trails. Take a walk and enjoy the landscape listening to the sound of unaltered nature.
If you want to see many rapids without putting yourself in danger on a wild river, this is the place. Huka Falls, located near lake Taupo, is all about great scenery. The rapids make a beautiful background with their steam-like water drops.
The opening of the dam at Aratataia Rapids is the reason why the place is full of awing tourists all the time. The unique sight of the furious river releasing its force after the dam gate is open is free.
The natural beauty of this place makes it perfect for families who want to enjoy different activities. The walkways full of singing birds and the serene landscape are great for stressed parents, while the kids can enjoy swimming or boat trips on the lake.
The traditional Maori welcome ritual and the very busy geyser attract many tourists at the terraces. The terraces themselves are made by man, but they are worth to see. And if you want to enjoy the feel of water on your skin, try the mineral pools.
New Zealand is a rich cultural venue, so don’t forget to visit the Taupo Museum to fully understand this unique place. The museum is the perfect place to learn about Maori and see the local artifacts in a rainy day.
Huka Prawn Park
Located 5 minutes away from Taupo the park offers entertainment for all ages. Guided by a local, you will learn interesting facts about prawns, you can try to catch a few and eat them at the restaurant afterward.
Lake Taupo is a versatile place and you can be sure that once you get there you will find an interesting activity suited for you and for each and every member of your family.