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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Geologic Formations; Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave is a stunning geothermal attraction located off the beaten track between Taupo and... more » Owner description: Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave is a stunning geothermal attraction located off the beaten track between Taupo and Rotorua. Described by the Lonely Planet Guide as "arguably the best geothermal area left in New Zealand", Orakei Korako brings you into a world of gushing geysers, bubbling mud pools, and some of the largest and most amazing silica terraces in the world. « less
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors

Huka Falls is more like a massive swarm of rapids. The change in elevation is not what Huka Falls is all about. Located near Taupo, the falls area is viewable from an easily... more »

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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Farms; Outdoors
Owner description: New Zealand's only Prawn Fishing Park. Located just 5 minutes from Taupo and offering hours of entertainment for people of... more » Owner description: New Zealand's only Prawn Fishing Park. Located just 5 minutes from Taupo and offering hours of entertainment for people of all ages. Experience the thrill of landing the fiesty prawn at Hook-a-Prawn Fishing, enjoy the delight of hand feeding, baby prawns in the Prawn Nursery, and get up close and personal with Shawn the Prawn, in the Aquarium. Then head out to more than 6 hectares of fun and entertainment throughout the park, including interactive water features, adventure playgrounds, trout viewing and feeding, and geothermal foot baths. The day wouldn't be complete with relaxing beside the mighty Waikato River at the Riverside restaurant and bar and enjoying a mouthwatering selection of meals and beverages on offer. Huka Prawn Park, a day of fun and adventure for all! « less
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Museums

For those travellers who enjoy learning about the culture of the places that they visit in New Zealand, the Taupo Museum should be visited. This fascinating small museum is... more »

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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Race Car Tracks; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 15 years of... more » Owner description: At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 15 years of experience behind us, Formula Challenge is New Zealand's only Qualmark endorsed provider of motorsport experiences, guaranteeing a great time whether it's as a birthday, anniversary gift or as corporate team building or client incentive day, you'll love it! The Formula Challenge racecar and driving experiences cater for everybody, from first timers with no track experience to hardened professionals, and with our fleet of V8 Holden and Ford racecars, along with the grid of Formula Challenge single-seaters, we're able to fit all shapes and sizes. Come and experience one of the most sensational days of your life at Taupo and Hampton Downs Motorsport Parks and you'll leave with memories that'll last a lifetime. Well, until you come back for another go that is!! « less
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Free entry just pay per activity!Think fun, an interactive family fun place for all ages, so bring the whole family!Come in... more » Owner description: Free entry just pay per activity!Think fun, an interactive family fun place for all ages, so bring the whole family!Come in today and try out our Giant Maze, Golf Simulator, 3D Gallery and Lego Display, Model Trains, Remote Control Boats, Shooting Simulator, Cafe, Puzzle and Game Shop and our brand new Flight Simulator!Open 7 days 10 till 4! « less
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Outdoors

The Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, located just off Highway 1, offers a nice cafe, tranquil camping ground with adequate facilites, cheaper than in town.  An alpaca or two!  and... more »

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Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Owner description: The Great Lake Trail is a 70 kilometre purpose built mountain biking/walking/running trail situated close to Lake Taupo in... more » Owner description: The Great Lake Trail is a 70 kilometre purpose built mountain biking/walking/running trail situated close to Lake Taupo in the centre of New Zealand's North Island. The trail follows the western shore of Lake Taupo, and takes in stunning views across to the volcanic mountains of the Tongariro National Park. Anyone with a moderate level of fitness can, and should, experience The Great Trail. « less
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Experience the power of the planet.The Volcanic Activity Centre brings to life the explosive past and present volcanic and... more » Owner description: Experience the power of the planet.The Volcanic Activity Centre brings to life the explosive past and present volcanic and geothermal features of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, one of the world's most active volcanic and geothermal landscapes.Discover the fascinating volcanic and geothermal secrets of the Taupo Volcanic Zone through hands on interactive displays that make learning both easy and fun for all ages. « less
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Taupo
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Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Taupo
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Ranked #18 of 18 attractions in Taupo
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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