Photo opportunity at Huka Falls
Wake Park
Wairakei Resort
Steam at Craters of the Moon
Huka Falls River Cruise

Geothermal Wonderland... Adventure Playground... Mountain Biking Mecca... Tranquil Retreat...

Located only minutes from Great Lake Taupō, and less than an hour’s drive from Rotorua, Wairakei Tourist Park is an area which has all the elements of an amazing family holiday. Combining natural marvels like the magnificent Huka Falls and active geothermal areas with thrilling adventure activities, excellent accommodation and dining options, this region is sure to please every member of the family.

Wairakei Tourist Park is riverside and rural, thermal and thoughtful with something for adrenalin junkies, quiet plodders and most things in between. The park boasts the popular and well-known natural features of Craters of the Moon and Huka Falls. New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, runs through it. Clustered around many natural attractions are tourism ventures and businesses that can keep visitors busy, amused and relaxed for days.

Follow the links below to experience everything Wairakei Tourist Park has to offer.

Things to do

Heli Adventure Flights

Heli Adventure Flights is Lake Taupo’s leading tour flight helicopter company. Let us show you our home from above.

Lava Glass Glassblowing Studio, Gallery, Sculpture Garden & Café

Offers a fascinating window into the world of glassblowing. Watch glass artists at work, shop for New Zealand landscape-inspired glass art, and wander through the only glass sculpture garden of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Huka Honey Hive

A unique honey experience offering FREE entry and FREE honey, mead and liqueur tastings. See live beehives and learn about the importance of the amazzzzing honey bee!

Craters Mountain Bike Park

Craters has something for every mountain bike enthusiast. Enjoy riding the fantastic trails surrounded by the exotic pine and eucalyptus plantations. The volcanic pumice soils allow for year round riding, with free draining qualities that are not found anywhere else in New Zealand!

Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary

The Wairakei golf course and sanctuary sprawls over 450 acres within the Wairakei Geothermal Park just 10 kilometers north of New Zealand's largest lake, Lake Taupo.

Wairakei Resort

Stay at Wairakei Resort and experience a hidden paradise of birdlife, punga filled gardens, culture and unrivalled facilities. Only five minutes drive from Taupo town centre.

Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley

Discover ancient thermal features amidst a haven for native birds. Enjoy decadent home-style baking and Devonshire teas in the quaint café and end the day with a peaceful secluded camping experience.

Wairakei Terraces and Thermal Health Spa

Bathe at the bottom of silica terraces in a series of hot thermal pools that will keep you warm long after you have left the healing water. Revitalise your mind, body and soul and discover a long history of healing.

Hukafalls Jet

Combine 360° spins and passing nature by incredibly close at disorientating speeds for an amazing must-do visitor experience, before reaching the awe-inspiring majesty that is the Huka Falls.

Craters of the Moon Geothermal Walkway

A unique and memorable walk for young and old through a geothermal wonderland.

Rock’n Ropes

Overcome your fears and get your adrenalin pumping at Rock'n Ropes exhilarating high ropes course.

Lake Taupo Aqua Park

Welcome to our Inflatable Water Park! Book NOW and get ready to make a splash.

FourB mountain biking

FourB is located in the heart of Taupo's best riding, just a few hundred meters from Craters Mountain Bike Park and the Huka Falls River Trails. Full range of mountain bikes for hire. Enjoy a self-guided adventure or check out our tours.

Huka Falls River Cruise

Experience awesome views of Huka Falls from our purpose built riverboat – the best way to view and photograph Huka Falls. Suitable for all ages!

Huka Prawn Park

Ultimate prawn themed adventure park for all ages, Taupo’s only riverside restaurant, and the only geothermally-heated prawn breeding park in the world.

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