Visit Taupo | Bookme's Travel Guide for Taupo, New Zealand

Visit Taupo | Bookme's Travel Guide for Taupo, New Zealand

Visit Taupo

search

Explore BookmeTravel info & tips for Taupo, New Zealand

Looking for awesome things to do for Taupo or the surrounding area?
Bookme offers amazing discounts on things to do throughout New Zealand, including within 0km of Taupo.

Things to do & deals for Taupo, New Zealand

Deals for Taupo, New Zealand

Check out popular User Recommendation Lists for Taupo, New Zealand

Holiday

Holiday
favorite 10
dynamic_feed 70

Check out this great list of products and tips from a Bookme user like you.

North Island

North Island
favorite 8
dynamic_feed 12

Check out this great list of products and tips from a Bookme user like you.

User Tips & Recommendations People like you have shared their recommendations on what to do in Taupo, New Zealand

Top!! Big Sky Parasailing Tandem - 1000ft Deluxe

Top!!
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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

Kath
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

It's simply amazing!!! Will definitely do it again.

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

Wicked
favorite1
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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!
favorite1
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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

Awesome views Big Sky Parasailing Tandem - 1000ft Deluxe

Awesome views
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

Pleased my daughter n I did it, was a awesome experience great views n the staff were so lovely.

? Waterside Restaurant & Bar - 3 Course Meal - Taupo

?
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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

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

Delish!
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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.

A Waterside Restaurant & Bar - 3 Course Meal - Taupo

A
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

Excellent food!

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

Yummy yummy yummy
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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!
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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!
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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.

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

Amazing shuttle from Taupo
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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.

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

North island road trip
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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!
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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

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

Good trip:)
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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!
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

Friendly staff and yummy breakfast. I Love it!

Relaxing and enjoyable. Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Relaxing and enjoyable.
favorite1
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

The 7pm sailing we went on had 8 people in total so it was great. We were free to move about, up front, out back, inside if too chilly. Delighted that young teenaged girls really enjoyed themselves. Got some beautiful evening views of the lake, liked not returning on same side as went out on. Lovely sunsets and got great pics of carvings, up very close. Only slight negative was that the complimentary rosé was not very nice, but admit I'm a bit particular about wines! So all good. A worthwhile experience even for 2 repeating it after a number of years.

Amazing Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Amazing
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

As a Māori woman I was very humbled to hear of our forefather who is carved into this rock and of the well kept story of how this carving came to be. Acknowledgment goes to our skipper and our lovely host.

A lovely outing on the Lake Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

A lovely outing on the Lake
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

Cute little boat, we got right up close & my 3 year old was delighted to have the opportunity to take to the wheel. We loved our trip AAA+++

Great Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Great
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

Awesome 11 of us went together including our 69 year old grandmother. Told us to come early so we can get a warm seat for her and she sat in the co captains chair the whole trip, thanks guys appreciate that so much. They said it was going to be rough and it was but so much fun the captain done his absolute best to give us the best trip. Kids loved it also.

Pawsome experience! Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Pawsome experience!
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

We visited Taupo with our little dog Cooper and wanted to do an activity together with him. He was welcomed on board with treats and a reserved seat to make sure he wasn’t anxious. Such a wonderful experience on board and a beautiful day to see the carvings. Thank you so much for a lovely day out on the water

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

Nice trip and affordable
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

Was a nice trip, for 2 hours this is a good deal, you also get free coffee and cookies which is nice (would have liked pizza though, but saw they only do the pizza trip in summer :( ) but all in all a nice boattrip and nice viewings of the maori rock engravings

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

Nice relaxing trip!
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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

Five star experience Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Five star experience
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

My 13yo daughter and I went on the 5 pm cruise. We both loved every minute of it and she even eventually plucked up the courage to jump in the lake on a swim stop with a life jacket provided.

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

Great Day on the Lake
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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.

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

Awesome Experience
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

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

Amazing cruise on the lake of Taupo Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Amazing cruise on the lake of Taupo
favorite0
  • emoji_emotionsThings to do
  • bookmarkPaid attraction or activity

Nice and super friendly staff. Guests even got free hot drinks which supposed to be paid.

close
delete

Delete your content?

This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.

close
playlist_add
close
question_answer