Providing unparalleled experiences and creating memories of a lifetime in the great New Zealand outdoors.

Because life is busy, the spaces we create to be together are the most important to us all.  In nature, time passes slowly. Your outdoor experience of a lifetime awaits…

As the trusted activity partner for things to do in Taupō for forty years, Chris Jolly Outdoors will take care of you during your stay here.  From absolute relaxation, fishing crystal pools to exciting hikes in the wilderness; we are the specialists for your bucket list. 

In Taupō, the possibilities are truly endless. But one thing is certain; we will create a space that you’ll treasure forever.  Put yourself in the picture with us.



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Ngātoroirangi Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings

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  • – Romantic Escapes –
  • – Rod & Rifle –
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My wife and I booked Waikere II for my Birthday Celebration. Firstly I want to say the day and the experience was amazing, thank you! The Skipper  was great as were the other crew members and the boat suited us fine. The food was delicious and quantity just right.  Everything was Fantastic and everyone on board had a wonderful time.


“Sometimes it feels a bit funny to be a tourist in your own country, but it can be so rewarding. My wife and I did a guided bird watcher walk on a beautiful Saturday morning and are so glad we did. The guide taught us about local plants, birdlife and history of the area.  Now I’m telling everyone how to call in a fantail!”


Thank you so much for looking after us on holiday.  Your guide was awesome, and we really enjoyed his knowledge of the local area.  Having him support the kids up the hills was incredible, and so worth the view”.


hunting testimonial

“Blown away by the location.  Thanks boys, we will be back”


“Your entire team are absolute gems, no doubt about that.  Every request was catered for, and how you worked those activities logistically was astonishing.  One group was biking, the other rafting, boating and hiking – the team are still talking about it – they were fizzing!”


“My first time on the river and my guide was exceptional! Thanks, guys, I’m hooked!”

Fly Fishing

Private charters & Theme parties

If you are searching for the perfect getaway activity, chartering a boat on Lake Taupō with Chris Jolly Outdoors is the ultimate escape. From absolute relaxation, treasured family moments to throwing exclusive parties with music blasting, the possibilities are truly endless.

Regardless of your occasion, one thing is certain, we’ll create a space for you and yours that you will remember forever.



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