Tauplitz offers possibilities for a wide range of outdoor sports. No matter if it's summer or winter, you will surely find something suitable for your needs.
The nordic track system of Bad Mitterndorf stretches from Tauplitz - 200 metres from the door - to Ödensee representing 86 km, altogether. Tauplitzalm also has two shorter tracks with 15 km. This latter is very well secured for snow, usually works from mid November till May. The World Cup tracks in Ramsau am Dachstein are also only a short drive away.
Totes Gebirge can be seen from the terrace, why not take a tour there? Popular peaks are Rosskogel and Grosses Tragl, however a practically endless plateau stretches to the north waiting just to be discovered. With a short drive many fascinating mountains are reachable, such as the Dachstein or the Schladminger Tauern.
Requiring just barely more than a harness, via ferratas are an exciting yet safe and easy step-in to the daring world of climbing. Local playground is the Gamsblick Klettersteig (grade C), however there are many others not too far, including the fabulous ones around the Dachstein: Der Johann and the Seewand Klettersteig (both grade E).
At more experianced level, cliffs and crags also can be climbed via the traditional way. Several fine, bolted routes are offered in the surrounding mountains, and the room for unbolted, alpine style is practically infinite. Sport climbing is also possible.
From the easy walks till the more-day-treks with backpack there are many alternatives here. The naming peak is a must: looking at the Grimming Nordwand from the balcone one question automatically arises. How is it possible to climb up there? The good news is there is a surprisingly easy way, locals say that starting off before daybreak one can get up and back by lunch. And it's only 1500 metres elevation. Sounds though, anyway.
Ausseerland, Totes Gebirge and the Dachstein - altogether this is a vast land for mountain biking. The most famous tour option is the Dachsteinrunde, requiring more days to accomplish, but smaller and easier options are also available, all in beautiful scenery. MTB routes are well marked and thus easy to follow. In Schladming a skill-demanding downhill track system operates during the summer months.
Probably the simplest yet most enjoyable way of exploring the mountains, since it requires not more than a pair of good shoes and hard will. The Totes Gebrige is huge, it is unlikely that anyone found it too small or uninteresting. However, there are fine alternatives in the lower regions, as well.
The essence of adventure in a safe environment. Adventure Parks are a recenly growing domain, several can be found nearby, one in Gröbming offers a pretty long zipline track, as well. This is not for the faint hearted.
Totes Gebirge and Dachstein are made of limestone therefore many caves can be found here, most can only be accessed by those having proper knowledge and equipment of technical speleology. However, some beautiful showcaves are open for public, as well, the most famous are Eishöhle and Mammuthöhle on the north side of Dachstein. Latter can be visited in a strenous way too.
It's not always just sweat and tears, sometimes one needs to have a rest. Ausseerland offers several fine programs for this, just to mention some: the World Heritage town of Hallstatt, the salt mines in Bad Aussee or Hallstatt, thermal baths in the valley, the Feast of Narcissi or just a walk in the pretty center of Bad Aussee.