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Hannah Fitzroy Intern


11 Jun, 2024, 4:46 pm


taupo activities

Taupo is a treasure trove of activities in the heart of the North Island which has a number of activities to cater to your team’s desires. Whether a family reunion, corporate retreat or trip with your mates, Taupo offers a combination of action-packed adventures and relaxation in the beautiful landscape to ensure a memorable getaway.  Here are the top group activities in Taupo which guarantee a trip filled with excitement and fun. 

1. White Water Rafting

Begin your Taupo experience with an exhilarating trip down the white water rapids. The region is famous for its beautiful rivers, and what better way to explore them than white water rafting over the top of them! No matter what your group’s skill level or age, there are many companies offering white water rafting tours, ensuring there will be a suitable match to make your experience as much fun as possible. Whether a beginner or pro, the adrenaline-pumping activity is complimented by the gorgeous scenery, making this a hit for the entire team. There’s no doubt that bonding over the shared excitement and teamwork of white water rafting with your team will make Taupo an exhilarating and unforgettable adventure!

2. Hukafalls Jet Boat Tours 

If you’re looking to enjoy the lake’s stunning scenery without the adrenaline rush of rafting, boat tours are essential, offering a more leisurely activity whilst still getting on the water! Hukafalls Jet Boat Tours will take you right to the base of the magnificent Huka Falls, giving you and your team the opportunity to experience traditional Maori rock carvings, only accessible by water. This cultural element combined with the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains makes this activity perfect for the whole group, with something for everyone to enjoy on New Zealand’s largest lake. 

3. Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Immerse your team in the gorgeous natural environment of Taupo by taking on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing hiking trail. Spanning 19.4km, this one-day hike is often dubbed as one of the world’s best, offering your group the picturesque scenes of Tongariro National Park. The emerald-lakes, volcanic terrain and stunning vistas that line the trail alongside the quality-time with your group – perfect for team bonding – make this crossing well worth the physical challenge! 

4. Wairakei Terraces and Thermal Spa

Needing to rewind after an exhilarating day of adventures? Wanting to rejuvenate whilst enjoying the gorgeous surroundings? Wairakei Terraces and Thermal Spa has you covered. This geothermal hotpot gives you and your team the chance to relax in hot mineral pools and indulge in luxurious spa amenities. This experience gives your group a chance to unwind after an exciting day, enjoying the healing and wellness benefits traditionally utilized by the region’s ancestors.  It’s an ideal spot to recharge, making sure you and your team are ready for more thrill-seeking adventures tomorrow. 

5. Lava Glass Taupo

Lava Glass Taupo intertwines art and nature in a unique attraction which exhibits the beauty of glass art. Watch skilled artisans at work creating pieces of art inspired by the surrounding environment in a tour of the glassblowing studio. Follow this with a wonder around the sculpture garden, showcasing large scale glass installations set against the landscape of the local natural beauty. If your team is hoping to immerse yourselves in the local culture of Taupo, Lava Glass offers a unique, creative experience for the whole group. 

The diverse activities offered in Taupo ensure that there is something for everyone in your team to enjoy, from adrenaline-pumping experiences to relaxation and cultural enrichment. If you’re looking to book your next team getaway to Taupo, let Team Trips NZ organize your adventure, taking the stress away and ensuring you have an unforgettable experience. So pack your bags, adventure awaits…!

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