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AC Baths

Aquatic Centre including indoor and outdoor leisure pools, private mineral pools, steam room and sauna. Safe beach and play areas for kids.

Barbary Private Yacht Charter

Daily rock carvings cruises on a 1920s wooden ocean-going yacht. Custom yacht charters also available.

Kayaking Kiwi

Half day sea kayaking trips to the Maori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupo. No experience necessary. Customised tours also available.

Kiwi River Safaris

Whitewater rafting, scenic rafting and kayaking trips. No experience necessary. All equipment provided.

Purefun RockXpress

One hour cruise on Lake Taupo in an open hull 15-seater rigid inflatable boat. Takes in the Maori Rock Carvings (only visible from the water) as well as some of Taupo's fishing spots. Shorter 20 minute "bayblast" tour also available.

Rapids Jet

White water jet boat rides in the Aratiatia Scenic Reserve. The Rapids Jet jetboat travels right to the foot of the Aratiatia Rapids. The trip also takes visitors past some of the largest plantation forests in the world, and into the clear waters of the upper Waikato River where the Taupo trout may be seen. Rides depart four times daily.