activities in Kinloch & Taupo
Kinloch is 20 kms from Taupo and from there guests have more adrenaline packed activities on offer like taking a Rapids Jet up to the Huka Falls, tandem sky diving, bungy and cliff jumping & also hiking over the Mt Tongariro Alpine Crossing – the best one day hike in New Zealand. In Winter Mt Ruapehu is home to New Zealand’s largest ski areas, Whakapapa & Turoa and are well known for the most awesome natural skiing and snowboarding terrain New Zealand has available. White water rafting on the Tongariro River is also a must do whilst visiting Taupo. For those guests with children there are several fun activities to keep everyone happy. Taupo has the famous Mind Junction which comprises of a giant maze, golf simulator, model railway,
café & puzzle shop.
"For more information about the Great Lake Taupo region,
please visit the official Great Lake Taupo visitor information website."
The only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course to be built in New Zealand, Kinloch showcases a design philosophy that aims to enhance the natural environment – allowing the surroundings of the stunning Taupo region to shape each hole.
'The Great Lake Trail is part of the NZ Cycle Trail. With over 70km of single track trails around the western shores of beautiful Lake Taupo. Trails include the famous W2K, K2K , Waihaha & Waihora Trails plus Craters MTB Park. Mountain Bike mecca of the world - numerous trails from Craters of the moon.
The North Island’s most popular bungy jump is a real blast. The cantilever platform projects from the cliff-top, above the inviting waters of the Waikato River below.
Whether you choose to bungy solo or tandem, the highly trained crew at Taupo Bungy pride themselves in providing you with an exhilarating and safe bungy experience. If you want to add even more thrills to your jump, why not try a water touch? Either a hand touch or full body submersion will give you a refreshing adventure.
RIVER JET BOAT RIDE
Hukafalls Jet in Taupo is the only jet boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls. Operating on this stretch of the river since 1990, Hukafalls Jet has an outstanding record of professionalism and safety.
The half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and natural hot springs.
Combine 360° spins while passing through nature incredibly closely at disorientating speeds for an amazing must-do visitor experience whilst in Taupo, and that's even before reaching the awe inspiring majesty that is the Huka Falls. From your unique vantage point on the jet boat you will have the best water level view of Huka Falls – New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction. Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat company operating on this stretch of the Waikato River and offers one of the best jet boat rides in