Exploring the Taupo region of New Zealand’s North Island and looking for ideas for your own outdoor adventures or travel itinerary? Find some inspiration as you read about the places we’ve explored and activities we’ve experienced in our travels around New Zealand.

Taupo region map

Our Taupo Outdoor Adventures

Lake Taupo

Taupo Māori Rock Carvings

Only accessible from the water, the impressive 10 metre high Māori rock carvings in Mine Bay are a definite must do for anyone visiting Lake Taupo (Taupō-nui-a-Tia).

Taupo Outdoor Adventure Map

Here’s our pick of top outdoor and adventure activities in the Taupo region. The orange map markers below are places we’ve visited and you can click on a marker to see photos and read about our experience there. The blue markers are places we still need to explore – lucky us.

This is a living map, and we’ll update it regularly as we explore and discover new places and more exciting outdoor activities. Have some suggestions of places we should visit? Use the contact form over here and share the adventure.

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Taupo Rock Carvings: -38.733120, 176.007560
Waipunga Falls: -38.955720, 176.524240
Huka Falls: -38.649570, 176.089470
Craters of the Moon: -38.644470, 176.070850
Orakei Korako: -38.473990, 176.143930
Kawakawa Bay Track: -38.663140, 175.919790
Spa Park Natural Spring: -38.669540, 176.085490
Mount Tauhara: -38.695440, 176.162140
Tokaanu Thermal Pools: -38.967540, 175.764320
Tieke Falls: -38.715300, 175.718100