The fun has landed
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Lake Taupō’s newest entertainment centre
Bounce, bowl, putt, slide and jump your way to a fun day out in Taupō’s newest family attraction. The Landing Lake Taupō is here, and it is home to an indoor entertainment centre, cafes, restaurants, mini golf and even an indoor virtual reality studio.
Over the last few months, more and more attractions have been added to the development on Lake Terrace, Wharewaka, and the plans don’t stop there. The Dropzone offers fun for all ages, rain or shine, with a 10-lane tenpin bowling alley, bounce zone, ninja warrior style obstacle course, pizza and burger bar, arcade – complete with karaoke booth – and an indoor playground. Exciting things are happening at The Dropzone this autumn, as the Ninja Course moves outdoors with bigger and better obstacles so adults can now give this fun challenge a try. Also new this year are two huge six metre mega slides, promising exhilaration and speed.
If you’re feeling competitive, the recently opened Swingers Putt Putt will have you battling for mini golf supremacy as you navigate the detailed, 18-hole course, a scale replica of Taupō’s town and surrounding geography. You might easily get distracted from trying to win though, as you encounter unique and fun areas of the mini golf course. There’s a cute gondola that will take your ball up a miniature Mount Ruapehu to enjoy the views, or see it falling from a realistic skydive plane, plus of course the to-scale replica of the glittering great lake itself. Heading to the course at night offers a unique, colourfully lit experience as well.
After the fun and games it’s good to know there’s somewhere nearby to relax, grab a snack or a drink, and catch up. The multi-story gastropub Mavericks, along with the Hard Deck Garden Bar and 120-capacity conference and function room, offers stunning views over the lake and mountains. Inside you’ll find a quirky vintage aviation-inspired interior, laid-back yet attentive service, and an extensive, eclectic, something-for-everyone menu. For dessert, head to Suga Mummas for a tantalising treat. Chock-full of delightful gelatos and premium ice-creams, sorbets, deluxe thick shakes, ice cream sandwiches, and other fancy sweet treats, it’s sure to make the smiles on your faces even wider after a full day out.