Cruising on a Doughboat. © Love Taupō

Helm your own Doughboat on Lake Taupō


If you're visiting Lake Taupō chances are you'll want to get out on the water.  

One of the latest and most striking additions to the Taupō waterfront are Doughboats – doughnut-shaped boats with room for up to six people to cruise the inner reaches of the Great Lake. 

Aboard your very own bubble-like boat, you can explore the many bays and hidden coves, leap into the lake for a swim, or enjoy a picnic while bobbing on the waves. 

You don’t need a special license to drive a Doughboat – just nominate someone as skipper and set off on your unique lake cruise.

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