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

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 pampered for days.

Located only minutes from Great Lake Taupo, Wairakei Tourist Park 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 area is sure to please every member of the family.

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

Things to do

Hukafalls Jet

A jet boat ride offering a unique combination of excitement and natural beauty before reaching the awe inspiring Huka Falls.

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 Terraces and Thermal Health Spa

Revitalise your mind, body and soul - a long history of healing. 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.

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 / Devonshire Teas in the quaint café and end the day with a peaceful secluded camping experience.

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.

Taupo Wake Park

Need a boat to wakeboard right? WRONG! Come and visit the crew at Taupo Water Sport Park, New Zealand’s first commercially operated cable park and get amongst the action.

Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire

We are a brand new souvenir shop, just opened. We offer mountain bike hire for you to explore the fabulous Tourist Park and surrounds.

Shooters Golf Range

Shooters Golf Range is about fun and entertainment but also offers fantastic facilities to improve and hone your golf skills.

Rock’n Ropes

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

Huka Prawn Park

New Zealand’s only Prawn Fishing Park, offering hours of entertainment for all ages.

Huka Honey Hive

A unique honey experience offering FREE honey, mead and liqueur tastings.

Huka Falls River Cruise

Stand above the turbulent white water - the best way to view and photograph Huka Falls - suitable for all ages!

Heli Adventure Flights

Heli Adventure Flights is Lake Taupo’s leading tour flight helicopter company.

Craters of the Moon Geothermal Walkway

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

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