Tenpin Bowling

Midwinter Christmas At Dropzone

Here at the Dropzone, we’ve got Taupo’s only indoor tenpin bowling alley! 10 lanes of bowling to guarantee a great day or night out with friends and family! With it’s fresh tunes, exciting atmosphere and friendly banter. Whether it’s a rainy day activity on the weekend, or a weekly competition with workmates after knock-off, it’s time to put your best foot forward (are you a lefty or a righty?) and see if you can strike out!

Due to its popularity, we do recommend booking ahead so you don’t miss out on the day and time you’re wanting to play. Please note: Final bowling games one hour prior to closing. 

First Game (age 5+)  – $15
Extra Games – $12
Preschool (0-4yrs) – $8

We also offer a range of group/corporate and birthday packages for larger groups, combining bowling, food platters and the most affordable bar in town!

How it Works

No experience or special equipment needed! We provide everything you need, bowling balls, bowling shoes (you can wear your own soft soled shoes if you wish), lanes, 10 pins and automatic scoring system. Our friendly team members can even print out your scores to take home!




We’re Taupo’s newest indoor entertainment destination! Play for an hour or stay the whole day, guaranteed family-filled fun for everyone from jumping, bowling, eating and exploring, plus much more!

Tenpin Bowling

Bounce Park

Indoor Playground

Arcade Games

Ninja Course

Gutter Balls Bar and Bistro

Dropzone Social Bowling League


Opening hours

  • Sun - Wed 9.00am – 10.00pm
  • Thu - Sat 9.00am – 11.00pm
  • Please note: Final bowling games and last drinks one hour prior to closing.

Individual Zone Hours

  • Bounce + Play Zone 9am - 9pm
  • Dropzone Cafe 9am - 5pm
  • Dropzone Pizza Bar 11am - 9pm
  • Suga Mummas 11am - 6pm
  • Sit n Spin Laundromat 7am - 7pm
  • Ninja Course 10am - 5pm