Adrenalin Activities

The Great Lake Taupo region is the North Island of New Zealand's home of adrenalin! If you're looking for adventure then you're in the right place! Jet boating, snow sports, bungy jumping, skydiving and white water rafting there's no shortage of of adventure activities to get your blood pumping.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting, Tongariro River, New Zealand

The Tongariro River in Turangi is the home of New Zealand's best white water adventures and most-awarded white water rafting operators. Trips are available all year round. Rafting New Zealand and Tongariro River Rafting will bring you for the ride of your life.


Skydiving over Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Skydiving over Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake, is awe-inspiring. Coast-to-coast views above the Central Plateau, the snow-capped volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park and beautiful Lake Taupo all create some stunning freefall views.

There are two superb companies - Skydive Taupo and Taupo Tandem Skydiving - to choose from. They both offer an amazing once in a lifetime skydiving experience to suit all budgets.

Bungy Jumping

Taupo Bungy, New Zealand's highest water touch bungy

If you're thinking of bungy jumping in New Zealand, then Taupo Bungy is for you! Taupo boasts New Zealand’s highest water touch bungy; from 47 metres above the Waikato River they can dunk you from your fingertips to your ankles. Or take the (slightly) easier option with the extreme Cliffhanger Swing and go feet first, arcing up to 180 degrees and reaching speeds of up to 70kph. Check out Taupo Cliffhanger Extreme Swing or Taupo Bungy for more.

Jet Boating

Rapids Jet, Taupo, New Zealand

Did you know that jet boating is a New Zealand invention? We're crazy about jet boats in Great Lake Taupo! Hukafalls Jet will take you right to the base of the incredible Huka Falls, as close as you’ll get without actually going down the falls! Rapids Jet Taupo ride the Aratiatia rapids, a crazy thirty-five minutes of jumps and spins to get your pulse racing. NZ Riverjet will supply the adrenalin, plus they’ll take you to a few secret gems off the beaten track that you definitely wouldn’t see otherwise.

Discover more blood-pumping Great Lake Taupo adventures here.