Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge

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Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge

Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge
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Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge is an iconic drop in tourism activity in the heart of Te Ika a Maui – the North Island. Established in 1993, the idea was born out of a conversation in a bar and written on the back of a beer coaster. In 2017 Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge became the first tourism acquisition for local Iwi – Ngati Tuwharetoa. For over twenty-five years Lake Taupo Hole in One has averaged a hole in one every two weeks. Local’s, and Kiwi’s have repeatedly made this their ritual stop as they travel past and tourists from around the globe have been swinging by to hit golf balls a hundred meters out onto a floating pontoon on Aotearoa’s greatest inland sea – Lake Taupo. With the ultimate $10,000 cash prize on the Red Flag, a standard golf ball size hole and the White and Blue Flags which are sand bunkers with prizes gratefully sponsored by local tourism operators, hordes of people flock to take on the challenge in the hope of winning a hole in one!
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Colin77
Turangi, New Zealand2 contributions
Jan 2022
didnt even get close lol. pretty challenging but I didnt even get close so no wins here. bet they have to get lots of balls from the lake. Was fun trying
Written 12 January 2022
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Shane W
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Business
Golf balls in lake are toxic
Golf balls take anywhere from 100 to 1000 years to dissolve
Water gets into golf balls
The centre is extremely toxic

Hitting golf balls into lakes is extremely disrespectful of nature
Written 15 November 2021
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chardonnayl8a
Tauranga, New Zealand23 contributions
Oct 2021
Stopped by here to watch. Very interesting. Saw 3 boys aged under 14 hit some amazing balls. It was very inspiring and we were wiling them to make a hit. Irrelevant of the outcome this is an amazing event to stop and watch. NB there was a white flag winner earlier today so it is possible. OMG IMAGINE if you witnessed the red flag $10,000.00 winner (last one was 2020!)
Written 17 October 2021
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Duncan P
Yaldhurst, New Zealand232 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Firstly- don’t necessarily believe the opening hours on Trip Advisor- follow the link to the website - they are OPEN

A bit of fun hitting golf balls into the lake and supposedly getting it close to the floating green / hole - no chance !! But fun trying.

Almost as much fun as trying to avoid the 4 divers out there retrieving the balls (they wear hard helmets for a reason).
Written 15 July 2021
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Shane D
Auckland Central, New Zealand73 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
Worth a go if you’re passing by. Good fun, you get a free ball if you hit the floating base. Easy and entertaining watching others attempt
Written 7 January 2021
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Hataitai
Wellington, New Zealand28 contributions
Sep 2020
Always try this when Im in Taupo - good fun and one day I'll win that $10k. Grab a bucket of balls and either try and hit the target or whack it as far out into the lake that you can
Written 5 October 2020
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Rambo
8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Yes, incredibly it is possible to do it. I did it yesterday on 19th February. Unfortunately their staff member wasn't watching. This is forgivable but they refused to check the hole and my prize was not given??????????? They said the ball would have gone down a tube and be visible in a glass box. They ruled out the possibility that the ball could be stuck in that tube because a man clears that tube every day. It was first thing in the morning and I know that man did not work that morning. So, yeah, I don't recommend this company because they have cheated me, knowingly or not.
Written 20 February 2020
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AlexandBeth
Lymm, UK217 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I was here every 2 years fir the last 8. Was this at one time a charity event! Now it seems to have no character whatsoever, shoddy equipment with a guy sitting diwn literally throwing a ball at people who hit the raft. Did nit even acknowledge success? I thought the whole thing shoddy and regret participating .
Written 17 February 2020
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Travel831564
Gunthorpe, UK28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Travelled through Taupo - had to have a go 30 balls.

I was amazed to get a hole in one - win a great prize. Thought I had another but didn’t have time to stay; however what was amazing was that they rang later that day and confirmed the 2nd. They didn’t have to do this and I was asked to pop in on the way back and the awarded me another great prize - top quality hole in one challenge. Like many others around the world but the deserved top marks for the phone call.

However; I got a amazing two hole in one’s on one day.

Thank you
Written 8 February 2020
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Global Gypsy
Sydney, Australia37 contributions
Dec 2019
You are better off going to mini golf or a proper golf course. Fun activity though. Do not attempt this on a windy day.
Written 3 January 2020
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Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM