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Top!! Big Sky Parasailing Tandem - 1000ft Deluxe

Top!!
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Very good experience, we did the “ tour” on a moondaymorning. Beautiful weather, nice staff and a great experience. Worth very penny and a “ a top must do” when you visit Taupo.

Kath Big Sky Parasailing Tandem - 1000ft Deluxe

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What a fabulous thing to do! My experience was wow I want to do this again! The hosts were great and engaging. Would recommend to others as a must do.

Overcoming my fear of heights Big Sky Parasailing Tandem - 1000ft Deluxe

Overcoming my fear of heights
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It's simply amazing!!! Will definitely do it again.

Wicked Single Seater Racecar Driving Experience - 10 Laps - Formula Challenge

Wicked
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What a buzz definitely worth it. Once wasn’t enough I had to do a 2nd session and I was in the groove haha. 10sec off my fastest time. Thanks to the fellas at the track primo!!

Awesome experience aboard! Sail Fearless - Lake Taupo & Maori Rock Carving Cruise

Awesome experience aboard!
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Had an amazing sailing trip with Sail Fearless! My 4 boys absolutely enjoyed it with the highlight nor only being the beautiful carvings, but being able to jump off the boat and swim in the beautiful crystal clear waters of Taupõ Moana! Thanks crew, definitely recommending to friends and whanau.

Tick off the bucket list Big Sky Parasailing Tandem - 1000ft Deluxe

Tick off the bucket list
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Professional and friendly! Highly recommended. Plus sooooooo much fun!!! I'd do it again in a heart beat

Lovely, relaxing morning in the water Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings

Lovely, relaxing morning in the water
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Great crew, lovely ship, incredible views - how else would you like to spend a morning on the Lake?

🤤 Waterside Restaurant & Bar - 3 Course Meal - Taupo

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Really yummy food. I really needed a scoop of ice cream with the chocolate pate but the waitress forgot to ask I think as you could have added it on I found out afterwards.Very rich. My fish needed a little bit more sauce with the rice but it was all very delicious. My pork belly entree was my favourite. Kids menu is good too my son really enjoyed his steak

A Waterside Restaurant & Bar - 3 Course Meal - Taupo

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Excellent food!

Delish! Waterside Restaurant & Bar - 3 Course Meal - Taupo

Delish!
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Food was great, came out in a good amount of time. Service was also great and I was really pleased that my allergies were noted and taken seriously.

Yummy yummy yummy Grill At 42 - 3 Course Meal - Taupo

Yummy yummy yummy
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Had the chance to came upon this restaurant via Bookme deal for a 3 course dinner meal..oh my it was so delicious and yummy for our every course especially the chocolate mud cake! service was excellent as well.really satisfied and happy for this great find. thanks so much!

Dinner for 2 at Grill 42 Grill At 42 - 3 Course Meal - Taupo

Dinner for 2 at Grill 42
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Went there for dinner with my gf. Was an interesting arrival as the restaurant had been booked for a function; by the reaction of one of the staff members, our purchase was made before the function had been booked. So the staff did a fantastic job to make sure we were showed equal attention as well as managning the guests of the function. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Food here was top notch! Hats off to the chef. The mains aren't very big in size, but what they don't make up in size they make up in taste. The mudcake I had for dessert was fantastic.

Fantastic! Big Sky Parasailing Tandem - 1000ft Deluxe

Fantastic!
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Big Sky Parasailing is a fantastic experience. Very friendly staff that made us feel at ease through the whole process.Our teenage children absolutely loved it! The photos from the gopro are awesome and something they'll look back on alot. Big thumbs up guys:)

Great sailing and worth every cent! Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings

Great sailing and worth every cent!
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Sailing on Barbary to the Maori Rock Carvings was fantastic, although we didn't have the nicest weather, Barbary was a very smooth sail through Lake Taupo to the Maori Rock Carvings. Our captain, Sarah, was a skilled yachtsman who told us about the area and the boat. The Maori Carvings were beautiful to see and a must do if you are in the area. Thank you!

Nice Busdriver Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - One Way Transport - Ketetahi To Mangatepopo

Nice Busdriver
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We even made a short stop for taking pictures from Mount Ruhapeo... Everything was well organized

Amazing Experience Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - Return Transport From Taupo

Amazing Experience
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Do it! You won't regret it. It's a 19.4km hike across stunning backdrops and scenery. There's some tough parts like "the steps!" and challenging trying to walk down hill on sand. The rest is pretty easy ... It's truly amazing and the 6hrs just fly by.

North island road trip Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - Return Transport From Taupo

North island road trip
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The driver was fantastic. Full of information and a true local. I would definitely recommend this company. It's a small mini bus which is much nicer than the big buses.

Great Shuttle! Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - Return Transport From Taupo

Great Shuttle!
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Very prompt with pick up and very friendly service, thank you.

Amazing shuttle from Taupo Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - Return Transport From Taupo

Amazing shuttle from Taupo
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I hesitatingly booked the shuttle one day before the departure due to weather conditions. it was so quite late night that I couldn't get any confirmation mail which included pick-up location. I went waiting at i-site in Lake Taupō worrying about what if the driver would have missed me. I called the office, explained my situation, and I could take the shuttle. The officer and the driver whose name is David were very kind and super friendly! Actually he dropped by my accommodation to pick other some passenger and me up! When we headed back from Tongariro National Park, the other bus driver—he didn't tell his name— offered us popsicles! What an awesome service! If you are looking for the shuttle from Taupo, I'd dare to say this one is the best. You don't need to worry about picks up. They will come pick you up at most accommodation in Taupo and Turangi. FYI, there are two buses for getting back to town, 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Great experience Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - One Way Transport - Ketetahi To Mangatepopo

Great experience
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Punctuate. Driver not just take you there, but would also give you good advice such as the weather condition, what to bring with and where you will find toilets. However, when one finished the 194Km and arrived the exit in Ketekihi carpark, prepared to walk further 1km out to get your car back there. That's quite tired.

Good trip:) Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - Return Transport From Taupo

Good trip:)
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I don't have a car and that's why I used this service, but even if I had a car, I would use this service because that start of Tongariro alpine crossing is different with the end. The staffs of this service were quite nice people:) they expained about that course, and you can borrow the boots or poles for free if you need. After it,they provided ice creams☺ that was good ending of my day haha Tongariro is not too difficult but still not easy too. Especially when I went there, there was so strong wind. That's very dangerous, I concerned to going back down seriously but that was also difficult tobme so I decided to just go forward to survive. If you think it is too dangerous to keep going, just give up. That doesn't mean that you are a coward or so weak. Safety is the most important.

The real deal Coffee Plus Cafe - Breakfast - Taupo

The real deal
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Awesome big as breakfast, fresh clean shop. Staff has worked 7 years + owner new but really nice. He is the chef and we will go back anytime. $8.50 and massive. Coffe yum and cheap. If you're a big eater this ones for you. They also have walk in menu $10 breakfast, people who ordered this were also raving about how delicious it was. This is one of the best deals and it's genuinely awesome. We will go back again.

Love it! Coffee Plus Cafe - Breakfast - Taupo

Love it!
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Friendly staff and yummy breakfast. I Love it!

enjoyable and relaxing Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

enjoyable and relaxing
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Staff were friendly and the scenery was beautiful. Great way to spend an afternoon. Excellent value for money, would definitely recommend.

Awesome Experience Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Awesome Experience
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Had such a great time. Carvings in the rocks... Love it

Great wee trip Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Great wee trip
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Really enjoyed this short tour. Linda and Ian were really friendly and accommodating to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves and got all the photos you could possibly want.

Nice relaxing trip! Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Nice relaxing trip!
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Very interesting and relaxing boat trip. Friendly crew, free coffee + tea + cookies, perfect for the price!

Excellent Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Excellent
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Staff was amazing. We started late, but free vine was provided to compensate this small delay. Everything was perfect!

Great Day on the Lake Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Great Day on the Lake
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Last minute decision to go to Taupo for the day.Managed to get some great priced tickets for the steamboat cruise. It was delayed a wee bit due to maintenance but the trip wasn't cut short at all and we were treated to a free beer or wine due to the late start. The captain & crew were 1st class, chatty and definitely informative. The water was a wee bit choppy for my liking but overall will highly recommend.

A Must do! Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

A Must do!
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We thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride. The weather was perfect, the host was lovely and the captain was a good laugh. Highly recommend doing riding on the earnest kemp. The Maori rock carvings we awesome and the lake was beautiful.

Nice and cosy! Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Nice and cosy!
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It’s a long boat trip for just at glance at the Maori rock carvings, but the skipper was very accommodating - sailing as close to them as possible and lingering for as long as possible! The crew (1 person) was in general very nice and the speed of the trip wasn’t to hasty! Nice and cosy trip, which doesn’t get to crowded because of the size of the boat!

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