What to do in and around Kinloch / Taupo

Alistair
What to do in and around Kinloch / Taupo

Food Scene

Kinloch offers a lovely local at The Tipsy - a family run restaurant and Glen the chef an exceptional cook. Also the local Kinloch Store does takeaway gourmet burgers / fish and chips etc. Also fantastic pizza oven in the summer months. Taupo offers a variety of exceptional dining options from lakefront fast food to sit down a la carte. Our favourite local haunts are Vine, Eruption cafe and The Brantry Restaurant.
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The Bistro
17 Tamamutu St
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L'arté Cafe & Gallery
255 Mapara Rd
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Lovely family run restaurant. Maggie and Glen offer a fine variety of culinary surprises - our favourite - freshly poached trout (but you have to catch it and take to Glen to cook it !!)
Tipsy Trout
8 Mata Pl
Lovely family run restaurant. Maggie and Glen offer a fine variety of culinary surprises - our favourite - freshly poached trout (but you have to catch it and take to Glen to cook it !!)
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Vine Eatery & Bar
37 Tuwharetoa St
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Exceptional food - off the beaten track and one of our favourite restaurants in Taupo.
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The Brantry Restaurant
45 Rifle Range Rd
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Exceptional food - off the beaten track and one of our favourite restaurants in Taupo.

Sightseeing

New Zealand’s most impressive and most visited natural attraction - Essential to see
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Huka Falls
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New Zealand’s most impressive and most visited natural attraction - Essential to see
Exceptional nature at its best. Release times 10am, 12pm and 2pm
Aratiatia Dam
Exceptional nature at its best. Release times 10am, 12pm and 2pm
Beautiful lakeside village with world class golf course and stunning marina. The beach is a popular spot for holiday sun bathers and swimmers in the lake.
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Kinloch
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Beautiful lakeside village with world class golf course and stunning marina. The beach is a popular spot for holiday sun bathers and swimmers in the lake.
Stunningly beautiful palate of multi coloured mineral pools and bubbling mud ! A two hour walk in a stunning location only located 25 minutes from Taupo or Kinloch.
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Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
494 Orakeikorako Rd
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Stunningly beautiful palate of multi coloured mineral pools and bubbling mud ! A two hour walk in a stunning location only located 25 minutes from Taupo or Kinloch.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the top one day walks in New Zealand.
Mount Tongariro
Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the top one day walks in New Zealand.

Entertainment & Activities

Some of the worlds finest boating and trout fishing on Lake Taupo
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Таупо
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Some of the worlds finest boating and trout fishing on Lake Taupo
Great operators for sightseeing of fishing on the lake.
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Chris Jolly Outdoors - Taupō Māori Rock Carving Cruises & Memorable Experiences
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Great operators for sightseeing of fishing on the lake.
Fantastic scenic flights of Huka Falls and surrounding countryside / lake. We highly recommend taking these guys for a look at this stunning region from the air.
INFLITE Charters Taupo - Helicopter and aircraft charter
Fantastic scenic flights of Huka Falls and surrounding countryside / lake. We highly recommend taking these guys for a look at this stunning region from the air.
Fantastic here with spa facilities as well as hot pools - great for a few hours rest and relaxation !
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Wairakei Terraces
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Fantastic here with spa facilities as well as hot pools - great for a few hours rest and relaxation !
Great operator with thrills of 12,15 or 18,000 foot jump !
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Skydive Taupo
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Great operator with thrills of 12,15 or 18,000 foot jump !
Bungy anyone ??!!
Taupo Bungy
202 Spa Rd
Bungy anyone ??!!
Superb way to check out the Huka Falls but comes with a 30 minute jet boat ride up and down the river (with some spins). Thrill seekers paradise !
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Hukafalls Jet Taupo
200 Karetoto Rd
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Superb way to check out the Huka Falls but comes with a 30 minute jet boat ride up and down the river (with some spins). Thrill seekers paradise !
Only 20 minutes from Taupo, try out the Squeeze - our favourite ride / experience !
New Zealand RiverJet
1 Tutukau Rd
Only 20 minutes from Taupo, try out the Squeeze - our favourite ride / experience !
Chris is a legend of fishing these waters - comes highly recommended for fly fishing and lake experiences !
Chris Brennan Fly Fishing
32 Hatepe Avenue
Chris is a legend of fishing these waters - comes highly recommended for fly fishing and lake experiences !
Guests have thoroughly enjoyed Kelvin and his humour / expertise. Uses supressed guns, so no recoil. Exceptional fun ! Who is the best clay breaker in your group ?
Clay Break Taupo
1134 Poihipi Rd
Guests have thoroughly enjoyed Kelvin and his humour / expertise. Uses supressed guns, so no recoil. Exceptional fun ! Who is the best clay breaker in your group ?
Waihaha Hut Walking Track
4478 State Highway 32
Lovely walk

Arts & Culture

Great glass sculpturing and glassblowing studio
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Lava Glass Blowing Studio
165 State Highway 5
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Great glass sculpturing and glassblowing studio
Pretty little museum displaying all the local history as well as recreation of Chelsea Flower Show Gold Ora garden.
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Taupo Museum
4 Story Place
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Pretty little museum displaying all the local history as well as recreation of Chelsea Flower Show Gold Ora garden.

Essentials

Supermarket
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Countdown Taupo
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Supermarket
Excellent gourmet condiments / wines
Scenic Cellars @ The Merchant of Taupo
114 Spa Rd
Excellent gourmet condiments / wines
Excellent place to buy meats in Taupo
M 21 Meats
Excellent place to buy meats in Taupo

Shopping

Excellent for wool items
The Woolshed
Excellent for wool items