Must Do Taupo

Must Do activities Lake Taupo

Cruise along the lakefront on a bike…

Lake Taupo has a stunning water front. There are plenty of reserve areas for sitting, having picnics and footpaths. If looking to get some fresh air then cruise along side New Zealand’s lakefront on a Bike.
Taupo has a number of bike hire providers for half a day and full day hires. For those wanting more of a challenge you can bike the Great Lake Trail  or Craters of the Moon bike park.

More info on Biking around Taupo here is a link

Huka Falls…

Huka Falls is Taupo’s most popular free attraction. Everyone goes to visit the Huka Falls. Just a short drive from Acapulco Motor Inn is a worthwhile drive to see this magnificent natural attraction

220,000 litres of water passed over the Huka Falls every second! Where Huka Falls is located, the Waikato River slims down from around 100 meters wide to 20 meters wide. With the narrowing of the river and the 20 meter drop, nature creates Taupo’s favourite attraction.
For more information on the Huka Falls and how to get there CLICK HERE for more information

Huka Falls River Cruise

Huka Falls River Cruise is an awesome way to see Taupo’s infamous Huka Falls. One hour and 20 minute cruise  along part of New Zealand’s longest river and getting up close to the Huka Falls

Huka Falls River Cruise leaves from Aratiatatia Dam everyday, 3 times a day all year round. The River Cruise staff provide an entertaining and informative talk during the cruise. Pointing out places where famous movies were shot (Hobbit & Yogi bear) also information on local bird life and fauna.

For more information on the Huka Falls River Cruise check out their website 

Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland

Waiotapu is our recommended destination if wanting to get a taste of our amazing natural thermal attractions. Just under 40 minutes drive from Acapulco Motor Inn makes an exploration of Waiotapu a great day out.
Open every day (even Christmas day) family admission under $100 too.

Must Do is the Lady Knox Geyser. With a little assistance the geyser erupts every day at 10.15.  For more information on Waiotapu, Lady Knox, mud pools and New Zealand visit the Waiotapu website. Ask about bookings at Acapulco Motor Inn when checking in

Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland –

The New Zealand Fly Fishing Company

Friendly experienced Taupo and Turangi fly fishing guides offering complete fishing packages with more techniques in more locations in the central North Island of New Zealand.

Rapids Jet No#1 Jet Boat Taupo…

Taupo is a destination popular with New Zealand and International visitors looking for something to do. We have New Zealand’s largest Lake which is a playground for water sports, fishing and more. Also in Taupo we have amazing volcanic activity, Huka Falls and the Waikato River. Rapids Jet is our favourite Jet Boat experience in Taupo. A Jetboat that literally flies over Aratiatia Rapids. Rapids Jet is locally owned and operated so is run by real kiwis who offer a genuine kiwi experience. Recommend booking direct or we can help you organise when you get here. Check out the Rapids Jet website for prices, video and more


Rapids Jet is Located 15 minutes drive from Acapulco Motor Inn Lake Taupo – Directions HERE

K2 Trout Fishing Charters

Taupo is one of the Hotest Fishing spots for Trout in New Zealand. There are many rivers that feed into Taupo providing an abundance of Brown and Rainbow Trout. We have a Town that even has a giant Trout at its entrance (Turangi).
A licence is required to fish for Trout in Lake Taupo. The best way to Trout fish if only in Taupo for a short time is to see a local expert. We recommend local Trout Fishing charters K2. Friendly service with Trout fishing expertise. Best of all they know the best fishing spots. Contact K2 Fishing Charters Taupo for more information on landing a fresh Trout while staying at Acapulco Motor Inn

K2 Fishing Charters

Ernest Kemp Lake Cruise

Ernest Kemp is a replica Steamboat. Daily 2 hour cruises on Lake Taupo gives a fantastic perspective of New Zealand’s largest Lake. Ernest Kemp cruise goes to the fast becoming infamous Maori carvings. Access to the carvings can only be done from the water.
Ernest Kemp cruise has comfortable seating and departs from Taupo Harbour 4 times a day during Summer and twice daily in Winter

For cruise times and prices go to

Taupo Golf

Taupo is a fantastic central location if wanting a Golf Holiday. Kinloch International Course, Wairakei International Course, Wairakei 9 Hole Course, Taupo 36 Hole Course and last but not least the lake front Hole in One Challenge

Links to all this wonderful Golf information below

Our Favourite Places to Eat

Dixie Browns Cafe Restaurant

Jolly Good Fellows

Indian Delight

Thai Delight

Lake House, Craft Beer & Food

Vine Eatery