Lake Taupo Local Activities and Attractions


Staying at ASURE Ascot Motor Inn Taupo is a great choice for the adventure seeker. Taupo offers adventure challenges with a real kiwi flavour. The Thrill of White Water Rafting, Fantastic Mountain Bike Tracks to Explore, Kayaking, Sailing, Off Road 4-wheel Driving, Take in some abseiling, Bungy Jumping, Try the Rope Assault course or go Rock Climbing, Thrills galore on the Famous Huka Jet or Rapids Jet, Parasailing, Water Skiing, Horseback Riding, Beautiful walking tracks, Experience the Float Plane, Helicopter thrills, Scenic Lake Cruises to the famous Maori Rock Carvings just a sample adventure that the Taupo region has to offer!

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Golf trips made easy - Taupo offers 6 outstanding golf courses with-in 15-60 minutes drive from our motel complex. Kinloch is no 1 in NZ, the Famous Wairakei Golf Course is no 6 in NZ and the beautiful challenging Taupo Golf course is close by JUST to name a few. So no matter if you are a group or individual come along, unpack, and enjoy your GOLF stay at ASURE Ascot Motor Inn!

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Come relax, indulge and enjoy some famous Trout Fishing on our fabulous Lakes and Rivers.

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Guided Treks

There are many choices of guided treks throughout our region which enable you to take in the beautiful vista and landscape. Some Maps for these walks are available from our reception but comprehensive information from the Taupo Information Centre on Tongariro Street is recommended.

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Wine and Vineyards

The Lake Taupo region has produced many wine varieties. Our climate and soil are ideal for the varieties of Riesling, Pinotage, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir - Taupo's hosts one of the finest wine merchants in the Region. Want a fabulous day out try The Hawkes Bay region this is only a 1.5-hour scenic drive away, home to many stunning wineries and Art Deco Architecture.

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Shopping and Cafes

Taupo offers a vast choice of fabulous restaurants & cafes many along the water front, a large variety of quality options for dining to suit - Relaxed & Casual to Fine Dining at it's best. Taupo and Surrounds has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, offers an extensive range beautiful art galleries, speciality shops with many of the options locally produced right here in Taupo.

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Geothermal Areas

Taupo is at the centre of New Zealand's volcanic plateau. The region is very central to enable you to enjoy this wondrous event. Numerous parks are close by for you to explore see mud pools, and new colourful pink and white terraces forming by the silica in the thermal water. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the thermally active terrain at the 'Craters if the Moon' or visit Wairakei Terraces - right here in Taupo. Other options for Fascinating Thermal areas to put on the ‘Must See” list are available from reception along with comprehensive local knowledge and recommendations.

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