Best Adventurous Things to Do in Taupo

THE 10 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in Taupo

Best Adventurous Things to Do in Taupo

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  • evenstar944
    New York City, NY304 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would suggest to arrive 20 minutes or so before the dam release so that you can get a good viewing spot. There are three viewing areas. A great spot to watch is the midpoint area where you can get to by following the tracks that are not too far from the bridge. I found the dam release a lot more interesting to watch than my visit to Huka Falls, and it was significantly less crowded. So, if short on time and if you could arrive right before the release to get a good viewing spot, I would choose this bar none over Huka Falls.
    Written 5 July 2024
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  • Jax
    Opotiki, New Zealand625 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic!! We came to Taupo for four days and ended up doing all four escape rooms as a couple. Enjoyed The Hunting Lodge the best. The rooms are well thought out and a great challenge. Staff are amazing :) If in Taupo would highly reccomend a visit here even if you're just a group of two and a cool rainy day activity.
    Written 8 November 2023
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  • Amy B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The locked room was great fun! Our first escape room experience and it was brilliant. Very clever with loads of clues to find and codes to break. Didn't feel like we needed a bigger group though I'm sure that would be fun too. Owner was very helpful and nice, highly recommend it
    Written 9 October 2021
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  • Roam04052103161
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whanganui River Adventures staff had a great ride with Shannon on the Rapids Jet. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • Phillip B
    Palmerston North, New Zealand214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have done several escape rooms and this is the best so far. Easy booking. Friendly, warm welcome at the locked room. Although it is only a small space apparently we dealt with 47 questions in one hour. There has been some real thought put into making this escape room work.

    Would definitely recommend the locked room if you want to do an escape room around Taupo.
    Written 6 September 2022
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  • dmc1002
    Auckland, New Zealand59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time on the Hukafalls Jet. We lost a pair of sunglasses, which was a shame, but that’s extreme adventuring for you! Strap them on!!
    Written 13 January 2024
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  • Amanda W
    Te Kuiti, New Zealand5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my granddaughters up 8 yrs and 6 yrs. They loved it. A non scary experience for them. We were all buzxing. Views were great! They didnt want to come down. We will go again. It calm and warm up there.
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • lobraicolane
    Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome spot. My 2 boys 11 and 13 loved it. So friendly and welcoming. Great staff and very safe. They loved it so much they did a 2nd jump. Their favorite part of the trip to NZ!
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • Cruiser37817475018
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great bikes and great customer service.
    Great bikes and great customer service.
    Great bikes and great customer service.
    Written 29 June 2024
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  • Kate N
    Whitianga, New Zealand39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Neil was an excellent pilot and great historian with plenty of local knowledge. We enjoyed our sightseeing flight. He was welcoming and explained what we were seeing from the air. His take offs and landings were smoooooth!
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Emma
    Kawerau, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend doing the mountain magic flight with the alpine landing. Truely was an experience of a lifetime.
    Amazing pilot full of knowledge of the area. The views were incredible.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • Casey G
    Cambridge, New Zealand189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took the kids and we hired kayaks for an hour and just paddled around the bays. Even though the weather wasn’t fabulous it was still a neat way to spend the morning. Would love to do it again on a sunny day.
    Written 9 October 2019
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  • Kim S
    Tauranga, New Zealand603 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the trip down the west side of the lake. Currents were strong but we where lucky to get out in the small window available for the day having being postponed the day before.

    Excellent communication and loved the Google maps and the heater was a must.

    Recommend for all.
    Written 7 July 2024
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  • Lorrainebow
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From start to end this was a fantastic activity. The perfect amount of scare factor. Loads of fun. Definitely great value for your buck!!
    Written 29 April 2023
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  • flyingkiwis
    Christchurch, New Zealand388 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went with a group of 7, some had never ridden a quad bike , and some of us had . We all had a great time on the bikes .Everyone can go at their own pace and still have a ball. Just a shame some Young Drunk guys tried to gain entry to the Attraction and caused a Big Scene, But not the fault of the business owners, , they can not have Drunk people spoiling everyone else's fun and did well to make sure they didn't disrupt us .
    Thanks Team
    Written 25 July 2022
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