Gotta do these when coming to Motuoapa and Taupo...
Motuoapa is 30 minutes drive form Central Taupo. When coming to stay at Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park our guests tell us these are there favourite things to do!
Rapids Jet Whitewater Jetboat Ride – www.rapidsjet.com
Taupo has two popular Jet Boat rides that provide exhilerating rides on the Waikato River. Rapids jet is the Number 1 jetboat ride on Tripadvisor. A real fun crew makes you feel welcome and provide a memorable jet boat ride. Jump the Aratiatia Whitewater rapids and spin spin spin!. Located on the outskirts of Taupo where a number of famous movies have also been located. Contact the guys to get prices and times or check out their website.
Huka Prawn Park Taupo – www.hukaprawnpark.co.nz
Huka Prawn Park has really come of age the last few years. Offering a destination for all to find Interntional cuisine, informative tours, fun activities on a beautiful location. Take a guided tour of the Huka Prawn Park to see how they grow their own fresh water prawns. Once tour is over you can try and catch your own Prawns for lunch or just head straight to the restuarant for some excellent local cuisine. Give them a call today or check out their website.
Wairakei Terraces Thermal Pools – www.wairakeiterraces.co.nz
There are a number of Thermal Pools in Taupo, not just Rotorua. Wairakei Terraces has a real Maori Cultural feel to their Hot Thermal Pools. The complex has Thermal Pools, Pink and White terrace walk, Mind, Body and soul beauty therapies also available. No kids allowed at Wairakei. If after a family swim check out Taupo Hot Springs at Taupo Debretts.
Review: Visited here today with my Partner on a wet chilly day. The pools were amazing, great to look at and have varied temperatures for each pool. Changing rooms great and the park itself very clean and tidy
Taupo Tandem Skydiving – www.taupotandemskydiving.com
Taupo is a world reknowned Sky Diving destination and one of the cheapest places to Jump out a plane. Tourists flock to Taupo to do the Tongariro crossing and to throw themselves out of a plane. Beleive or not Skydiving is extremely safe and Taupo Tandem offer an excellent proffesional product. Jump from 12000 or 15000ft. Amazing views across the North Island makes this a must to when staying at Motuoapa Bay. For more info give the team a call or check out their website.
Huka Falls – Free Activity Taupo – www.hukafalls.com
The Waikato river is one of the longest rivers in New Zealand. Huka Falls is created by the narrowing of the river and a 20 meter drop. The Huka Falls is Taupo’s number one attraction and it’s free!!
220,000 litres of water cascade over the falls every second, a site to behold and hear. People still kayak off Huka Falls so watch out for the crazy professional sportsman. Huka is Maori for foam. Huka falls is on the northern side of Taupo Town and easy to find. For more info check out the website.
Locals tip…. take some coins as a donation required to use the Huka falls loo!