The following serves as a travel guide to activities and attractions in and around Lake Taupo.
One main reason to visit Lake Taupo is the fact that it is a natural playground for thrill and adventure seekers. Here, you can spend days engaging into activities like boating, mountain biking and trout fishing. In fact, the lake region is widely known to be the best trout fishing in the world.
If you are interested in catching huge brown and rainbow trout, plan your trip during winter when a large of fish swim to the rivers and streams to spawn. As for mountain biking, the Lake Taupo region features a number of easy to difficult biking tracks that brings you to luscious forests, rivers, and lakes.
Swimming is always fun at Lake Taupo, and the experience can be quite unique as you have the opportunity to enjoy the warm geothermal water. Other water-based activities conducted here are water-skiing and kayaking. One of the most notable kayaking destinations is Mine Bay because it is the site of the legendary Maori rock carvings, which can only be viewed from the water.
Of course, Lake Taupo has its own fair share of hotsprings. A couple of which, charge an entrance fee while others are absolutely free. The Otumuheke Stream at Spa Park, Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs, Wairakei Terraces Hot Pools, and AC Baths are some of the most frequented geothermal pools in the region.