Cruising on a Doughboat. © Love Taupō

Helm your own Doughboat on Lake Taupō


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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 – inflatable 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 visit Taupō’s Two Mile Bay Sailing Club for refreshments – although on a Doughboat you’re also free to bring along your own picnic. 

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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