Cycle or walk the Lion Walk (aka the Great Lake Walkway)

Experience the Waikato River Trails

Meet the great outdoors on the K2K (Great Lake Trail)

Enjoy the Tongariro River Trail 

Marvel at the exotic forest and geological delights as you ride the Mangakino/Whakamaru cycleway

Spin your wheels with the Taupo BMX Club

Explore Craters MTB Park


Build up a sweat at the Taupo Event’s Centre Fitness Suite

Work at your own pace in the relaxed atmosphere of the Community Gym

Try a class at a local gym

Stretch your body and mind at a yoga class

Be an active older adult at the Community Gym

Join other older adults keeping young at heart at Stretch and Flex classes

Shake your body at a Zumba class


Don’t miss the opportunity to teach your under 5s some fundamental skills  

Let your little ones run free at a local playground


Take a dip in Great Lake Taupo

Dip your toes or take a swim in Turangi


Spa Thermal Park to Huka Falls walk is listed as a top ten family activity

Be inspired by the Mangakino walking trails from Waipapa Dam to Atiamuri


Practice your golf swing in Taupo

Improve your paddling at the Waka Ama Club

Take aim with the Taupo Archery Club


Why not try a spot of trout fishing at the Great Lake?

Savour a soak at Taupo DeBretts Hot Pools

Get your adrenalin pumping on the Huka Jets

Visit Taupo’s oldest park Spa Thermal Park

Feel the wind in your hair as you take the plunge at Taupo Bungy

Challenge yourself on the Indoor Rock Wall at the Taupo Events Centre

Kick a ball or throw a frisbee in a local reserve

Raft the Tongariro in Turangi

30 Things to do in Taupo

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