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For over forty years Chris Jolly Outdoors have been making news in the Taupo region. From our partnership with Tūwharetoa to the celebrities that choose to use our services whilst in the region.

If you have been out with us over the years, please email your story to, we would love to hear your tall tales too!


Join the Ultimate Virtual Race of 2021

Join Glen Marvin and the team at General Travel New Zealand for the ultimate virtual race of 2021! Chris Jolly Outdoors is proud to be supporting this amazing event with some superb prizes. Run, walk, crawl or bike the length of New Zealand and be in to win amazing travel prizes courtesy of NZ Tourism […]


A Natural Revival – The New Zealand Herald

The Taupo Classic Combo made it to the Top 8 List of Natural Revival activities to rejuvenate and boost our emotional wellbeing, article published on The New Zealand Herald. ​Book Taupo’s quintessential boating adventures: Chris Jolly Outdoors’ scenic cruise and the thrilling Hukafalls Jet, an absolute MUST DO activity when visiting Taupo. Book online on […]


From the Helm – a Note from Simon Jolly

  From the Helm.. Having been involved in the tourism industry for over 30 years, and now owning a tourism business that has been operating for over 40 years, the current situation that the majority of New Zealand tourism businesses are now facing is something that has never been seen before and hopefully, I never […]


The Urban List: Pack your Bags, Here’s How to Spend a Thrilling 48-hours in Taupo

We know it’s a tough gig at the moment, not being able to jet off on holiday to a tropical island in the Pacific or do your OE in Europe, but we should count our blessings that we have our own backyard to explore and thankfully she’s a beauty.If like us, you love a summer […]


Te Kupenga fishing charter for trout fishing on Lake Taupo

Te Kupenga has been set up as a trout catching machine. The legendary Stabicraft has been built with the serious fisherman in mind. These boats are absolutely unsinkable, providing the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to safety on the water!! Te Kupenga has a large, open fishing space with room for up to […]


Mike Yardley: Great Temptations in Taupō

Luxuriating in the heart of Lake Taupō, onboard a private fishing charter with Chris Jolly Outdoors, the bright spring sunshine had cast the great lake in a deep shade of oceanic blue, as the water glinted like freshly cut diamonds. The immensity of this inland sea, which encompasses the size of Singapore, transfixed me as […]

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