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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!


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 and dog on boat.

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 […]


Top 3 Favourite trips for Dad this Father’s Day

We have been entertaining outdoor lovers for the past 40 years and we have handpicked the Top 3 Favourite trips that are sure to delight your tireless and awesome dad! Ranking at #1: Private Charter  ​ Surprise your Dad with a Private Charter on Lake Taupo and get a FREE BBQ lunch included in your […]


Back Your Backyard: The natural gems of Taupo by Stuff

We recently hosted Sharnae from Stuff on our Scenic Cruise and she even had a chance to feed the ducks!  Here’s her travel story on beautiful Taupo. This is part of Stuff’s Back your Backyard campaign to show Kiwis that we do not need to travel too far to get some really unique experiences.  More […]

Simon Jolly Trout Fishing

Fly fishing in Taupo: Kiwis have trout fishing’s winter of gold all to themselves by Stuff News

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