Great Lake Taupo is a family friendly destination with plenty to do for young and old. They is also many of free and rainy day activities to keep everyone occupied.
Taupo's geothermal field ensures that the local baths and pools are heated all year round and are great family fun with hydro slides and kids play areas. Or you can visit the local Honey Hive and learn about how bees make honey before visiting the Huka Prawn Park and trying fishing for Prawns in their ponds.
Take the family for a ride around the edge of the lake or enjoy a number of local mountain bike trails, from easy to hard rides. This also includes the New Zealand Cycle Trail's Great Ride, the Great Lake Trail from Waihaha to Whakaipo Bay.
Specially for the kids there is mini-golf courses, high ropes course horse trekking and Mind Junction with its interactive activities and maze. And while you are here beside the lake, why not take the kids fishing or teach them to fly fish.